Youth Ambassador Program

Youth Ambassadors A program designed to engage youth inMA in learning and advocacy related toending the HIV epidemic. This programaims to recruit and train youth on a varietyof public health issues and social justiceconcepts. These trainings equip them withthe tools to advocate for issues they aredirectly impacted by and engagecommunity members.And we’re recruiting now! Getting […]

Activist Academy 2019

Activist Academy 2019 Information about the Program GtZ launched and implemented the Activist Academy, which provided training and project-based learning to a fellowship cohort including long-term survivors, people living with HIV (PLWH), and HIV prevention activists from May – December. The mission of the Activist Academy is to reinvigorate HIV activism in Massachusetts, by recruiting, […]

Activist Academy 2020

Getting to Zero MA – Fellowship Description Activist Academy is a fellowship program created to support community activists across Massachusetts in developing their advocacy tools. There is always more to learn, and this is a program for folks of all experience levels. Fellows work to increase their knowledge of HIV advocacy and public health advocacy […]

Focused On Zero

Worcester, MA | AIDS Project Worcester The Focused on Zero project plans to collect and analyze qualitative data from PWID in order to learn from how to best treat impacted populations. This project addresses a community need of gathering intel on a group that can be difficult to engage due to stigma. Learning from focus groups […]

Berkshire HIV Engagement Program (B-HIVE)

Pittsfield, MA | Berkshire Regional Planning Commission/Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative The efficacy of any intervention can often be directly linked to the degree the knowledge of target community members is utilized – a strategy which has been employed for decades by both B-HIVE and Getting to Zero. In this project, further insights and guidance by […]

GEM – Greater Empowerment & Mentoring

Lowell, MA | Lowell Community Health Center One of the continuing barriers to effectively addressing HIV in the Commonwealth, as noted by both Getting to Zero and the Lowell Community Health Center, is the lack of popular knowledge about the realities of living with HIV, and of healthy and safe behaviors and options for those engaging […]

Lawrence & Lowell SSP (Safe Syringe Program)

Lawrence & Lowell SSP (Safe Syringe Program) | Lawrence, MA The Lawrence & Lowell SSP Project works to operate and mobilize safe needle exchanges. The organization also works to operate a harm reduction program titled OEND (Overdose Education Naloxone Distribution). The program hopes to enlarge their operations by increasing hours of urban outreach, increased staff, and […]