Overview of MassCARE

Learn about Massachusetts Community AIDS Resource Enhancement (MassCARE) community sites and consumer programs.

Key components

  • Medical and care coordination services offered by a multidisciplinary team of health care providers
  • Access to HIV-related medical care, clinical trials, primary care and support services in a community-based setting
  • Case management, including care coordination to ensure HIV positive infants, children, youth, and women are linked to early HIV care and support services
  • Technical assistance to help providers provide high quality care to pregnant women and adolescents who are HIV positive or at-risk for HIV infection
  • Peer Services, including one-to-one and support groups for HIV positive women and youth
  • Transition services for youth, including health care transition
  • Consumer Programs for women, youth and families
  • MASSSTYLE ( Massachusetts Success Through Youth Leadership & Empowerment) for youth
  • Annual Family Health & fitness Fair
  • Regional and statewide consumer activities

MassCARE Community Sites

  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Family Health Center, Worcester
  • Lowell Community Health Center

MassCARE Consumer Programs

  • Mass STYLE, Youth Program, Next Step, Cambridge (for youth and families)
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs, Charlestown (for women and families)

MassCARE’s target population who are eligible for services are women of childbearing age, infants, children and youth living with HIV and their affected family members, and those at risk, especially youth.

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