About

Leading the fight against HIV and other infectious diseases.

Community Resource Initiative leads the fight against HIV and other infectious diseases. A unique, public health nonprofit, we provide access and support through drug assistance, insurance support, prevention, and research—all to make Massachusetts a healthier, more equitable place for every resident of the Commonwealth.

Integrating drug assistance, insurance navigation, prevention, and research, we offer a holistic, client-centered approach that advances social justice and equity in healthcare. Our goal is to diminish infectious diseases in Massachusetts, including HIV and tuberculosis.

The Infectious Disease Drug Assistance Programs (IDDAP) make it possible for all eligible Massachusetts residents living with HIV and other infectious diseases to get the drugs and health insurance coverage they need. The IDDAP is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences and is administered by Community Resource Initiative.

Community Resource Initiative also conducts life-changing clinical research and has contributed critical research data that resulted in the FDA approval of nearly all the currently available HIV medications.

With a committed, compassionate staff, and more than 30 years of experience innovating in healthcare, we have a meaningful impact on your, and your clients’, quality of life.

We are here for those in need.

Community Resource Initiative can help you and your clients with:

  • Drug assistance: We help pay for medication, health insurance premiums and co-payments, testing, and other treatment costs
  • Insurance support: We provide both financial support and hands-on guidance for individuals, case managers, and providers to get, keep, and navigate health insurance
  • Prevention: We help people access PrEP or nPEP medications to reduce their risk of contracting HIV
  • Research: We run clinical trials that play a crucial role in accelerating the discovery of safer, simpler, and more effective HIV and other infectious disease treatments

Community Resource Initiative is proud to play a key role in the fight to end the HIV epidemic in Massachusetts and the United States. We closely align our efforts and focus with statewide and national HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment strategies.

The Infectious Disease Drug Assistance Programs (IDDAP) make it possible for all eligible Massachusetts residents living with HIV and other infectious diseases to get the drugs and health insurance coverage they need. The IDDAP is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences and is administered by Community Resource Initiative.

Community Resource Initiative also conducts life-changing clinical research and has contributed critical research data that resulted in the FDA approval of nearly all the currently available HIV medications.

With a committed, compassionate staff, and more than 30 years of experience innovating in healthcare, we have a meaningful impact on your, and your clients’, quality of life.

We are here for those in need.

Community Resource Initiative can help you and your clients with:

  • Drug assistance: We help pay for medication, health insurance premiums and co-payments, testing, and other treatment costs
  • Insurance support: We provide both financial support and hands-on guidance for individuals, case managers, and providers to get, keep, and navigate health insurance
  • Prevention: We help people access PrEP or nPEP medications to reduce their risk of contracting HIV
  • Research: We run clinical trials that play a crucial role in accelerating the discovery of safer, simpler, and more effective HIV and other infectious disease treatments

Community Resource Initiative is proud to play a key role in the fight to end the HIV epidemic in Massachusetts and the United States. We closely align our efforts and focus with statewide and national HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment strategies.

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History

Where we started

Since 1989, Community Resource Initiative (formerly AccessHealth MA), we have done extraordinary work together. Leading the fight against HIV and other infectious diseases to make Massachusetts a healthier and more equitable place for all its residents. Our research and the medications we’ve helped people obtain have been groundbreaking—and we’ve changed countless lives for the better.

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Meet Our Team

Who we are

Community Resource Initiative’s Staff, Board and Committee members play a critical role in the short-term and long-term success that will allow our mission to be achieved.

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Careers

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Community Resource Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other class protected by federal or state law (EEO/AA).

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Massachusetts will be a place where HIV infections are rare, and when they occur, every state resident, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination.

MA Integrated HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Plan; HIV/AIDS Services in the Commonwealth: 2017 -2021. Adapted from the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House.

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