Infectious Disease Drug Assistance and Insurance Program

The Infectious Disease Drug Assistance Program (IDDAP) is a program of the Office of HIV/AIDS within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The program is funded through federal and state sources, including the U.S. Public Health Service/Health Resources and Services Administration and the Boston Public Health Commission AIDS Program through Part A of the Ryan White CARE Act.

IDDAP is administered by Community Research Initiative and is among the nation’s most complete drug assistance programs for people living with HIV and other infectious diseases. It plays a crucial role in providing resources to a diverse population that may otherwise lack access to medications and/or health insurance. More than half of IDDAP enrollees are from communities of color, and approximately three-quarters of IDDAP clients have incomes of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($24,280).

The Comprehensive Health Insurance Initiative (CHII) is an IDDAP program that can assist with paying the cost of health insurance premiums for people living with HIV. The CHII program helps people who do not have health insurance or who already have insurance but can no longer afford to pay for it.