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 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.

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 and evidence-based treatment of tobacco use.

National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery

Summary: CAI is engaging behavioral health providers, state agencies, tobacco-users, and other stakeholders in efforts to reduce the high rate of commercial tobacco use among people with mental and substance use conditions.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Ferry Good Health Project

Summary: This project uses a community-led approach to help to reduce chronic illness among African American/Black residents in five underserved ZIP codes in Buffalo, New York.

Tobacco-Free Erie and Niagara Counties

Summary: This project aims to advance tobacco-free communities in Erie and Niagara Counties through education, community mobilization, and policy change in order to reduce the burden of tobacco use and prevent future initiation.