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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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.

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 with, and at elevated risk for, HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis.

Community Health Worker Training Program

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.

Data Integration, Systems & Quality (DISQ)

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.

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 through training that addresses common questions about the laws and their application.

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. 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.

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 infants in New York City neighborhoods with the greatest health disparities.

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.

National HIV Classroom Learning Center (NHCLC)

Summary: This project provides training and resources to help health care agencies reduce new HIV infections by implementing interventions that are evidence based and supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

New Jersey HIV Trauma-Informed Care Project

Summary: This is a multi-year, statewide initiative that aims to integrate trauma-informed care into the culture and service delivery of HIV-service agencies, with the goal of improving client and staff experience and client health outcomes.