Expertise working with hard-to-reach communities
Leveraging culture and resilience for healing across Indian Country
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Supporting tribal communities during the pandemic
Working to share resources for COVID-19 in Indian Country
Working with diverse populations and striving for equity
Working to ensure that every member of society who has a disability thrives
Working to advance equality
Working to provide resources to our country's veterans
Working on behalf of society’s most vulnerable
Extensive experience in numerous social sectors
Improving Learning Outcomes
We have experience working with public, private, and non profit educational institutions and systems, from early childhood education to university studies. Over the years, KAI has played a leading role in conducting national studies that analyze the performance of minority students, such as the U.S. Department of Education’s National Indian Education Study.
Health & Wellness
Confronting the Opioid Epidemic
KAI is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues by focusing on a holistic approach to wellness. This work, which includes an emphasis on helping to alleviate our nation’s opioid epidemic, is centered on improving people’s lives by helping them address the Eight Dimensions of Wellness—emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.
Health & Wellness
Cultivating Healthy Communities
We have years of experience working with hard-to-reach populations who often suffer from marked health disparities and limited access to comprehensive care. KAI’s culturally appropriate approach to health and wellness issues strengthens the capabilities of service providers while also informing and guiding the work of policymakers. For years, we have worked with numerous U.S. Health and Human Services Department, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Indian Health Service.
Getting Your Ducks in a Row
KAI brings best practices of management and leadership to social sector organizations of all sizes. KAI works collaboratively with you to understand your mission, the target population you serve, and your organization’s capabilities. We identify opportunities, develop recommendations, and work with you to create lasting change.
Protecting Mother Nature
We have worked with diverse stakeholders in rural and urban communities to develop strategies to keep drinking water safe, protect forests, and reduce carbon footprints. For example, we have worked extensively with the Environmental Protection Agency on numerous projects and also with numerous tribal natural resource agencies such as the Intertribal Timber Council.
Supporting Community Growth
KAI has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs who are launching and operating growing businesses, as well as with officials from federal, state, and tribal governments who are striving to create economic environments that are conducive to growth and development.
KAI has extensive experience in the realm of justice, including work with the Violence Against Women Act and also a national survey of the tribal court system for the Bureau of Justice Statistics within the U.S. Department of Justice. KAI brings a holistic and nuanced approach to its work with the justice system, acknowledging the need to engage and understand all key stakeholders.