Our Impact

CAI’s impact is delivered through projects that use our capacity-building expertise to strengthen health and social services. We lead dozens of active projects, working closely with funders, partners, and clients, and engaging external experts when needed. Projects are staffed by CAI team members with expertise in both the subject matter and the capacity-building strategies that the project utilizes.

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Black People Against Tobacco (Project BAT)

Summary: This project helps decrease tobacco use disparities in Jackson, Mississippi, and the surrounding region through auth...

Summary: This project helps decrease tobacco use disparities in Jackson, Mississippi, and the surrounding region through authentic community engagement with Black residents to address social norms about smoking. It also helps build community-level capacity to advocate for tobacco prevention policies and practices.

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Center for Health Systems Improvement for a Tobacco-Free New York

Summary: This project helps health systems in New York State ensure that every clinical encounter includes routine assessment...

Summary: This project helps health systems in New York State ensure that every clinical encounter includes routine assessment and evidence-based treatment of tobacco use.

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Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information

Summary: This project helps health care practitioners, individuals, states, and communities understand and apply health priva...

Summary: This project helps health care practitioners, individuals, states, and communities understand and apply health privacy laws related to their work, and it helps patients and families know what their rights are when seeking treatment for substance use disorders or mental health.

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Center of Expertise for Online Training

Summary: This project provides training to help nonclinical health and human services workers in New York State serve people ...

Summary: This project provides training to help nonclinical health and human services workers in New York State serve people with, and at elevated risk for, HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis.

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Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections in Jackson, Mississippi (CARS JXN)

Summary: This project engages community members and stakeholders in Jackson, Mississippi, to address STI disparities and soci...

Summary: This project engages community members and stakeholders in Jackson, Mississippi, to address STI disparities and social determinants of health among African American/ Black young adults, ages 21-27, in the city.

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Community Health Worker Training Program

This innovative program is increasing the number of highly skilled community health workers in underserved communities in New...

This innovative program is increasing the number of highly skilled community health workers in underserved communities in New York City by partnering closely with local health care organizations to recruit, train, and support workers who are from the same communities as the people they serve.

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Data Integration, Systems & Quality (DISQ)

Summary: This project helps agencies that receive funding through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program strengthen the quality of d...

Summary: This project helps agencies that receive funding through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program strengthen the quality of data they produce to help improve services for people with HIV and public understanding of the HIV epidemic.

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EMPOWER: A Maternal Health Inequities Research Study

Summary: This project is researching service-delivery models that improve early detection and control of postpartum hypertens...

Summary: This project is researching service-delivery models that improve early detection and control of postpartum hypertension and the social and mental health factors that impact high rates of maternal mortality.

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Health Privacy Laws Training Project for the State Opioid Response Network

Summary: This project aims to bring much-needed clarity regarding health privacy laws to targeted states across the country t...

Summary: This project aims to bring much-needed clarity regarding health privacy laws to targeted states across the country through training that addresses common questions about the laws and their application.

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HOPE Buffalo – Optimally Changing the MAP for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Summary: This project aims to increase optimal teen health and reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI)...

Summary: This project aims to increase optimal teen health and reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates for adolescents aged 10-19 in Buffalo, New York.

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Leadership Training Institute (LTI)

Summary: This project is a peer-to-peer training program “by and for” the New York State community of people with HIV. Th...

Summary: This project is a peer-to-peer training program “by and for” the New York State community of people with HIV. The continually evolving project fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy among people with HIV to manage their health and advocate for themselves.

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Improving Health Equity and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes

Summary: This project helps community-based organizations and agencies improve health equity and outcomes for mothers and inf...

Summary: This project helps community-based organizations and agencies improve health equity and outcomes for mothers and infants in New York City neighborhoods with the greatest health disparities.

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