The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) was awarded this SAMHSA grant over 5 years starting October 2018.
Dr. Ayana Jordan, a AAAP member, is the Medical/Project Director of this initiative and an addiction psychiatrist on the faculty at Yale, in the Department of Psychiatry. She works very closely with REACH co-medical director, Dr. Jeanette Tetrault, an addiction medicine specialist, and program director of the addiction medicine fellowship at Yale. Yale was chosen to work with AAAP to lead this effort, specifically the Addiction Psychiatry (ADP) and Addiction Medicine (ADM) fellowship programs at Yale School of Medicine, as they offer a diverse network of physicians, psychologists, and advanced health professionals with expertise in providing culturally-informed care, in the area of behavioral health and medicine. The program takes advantage of the collaborative nature and robust didactic training modules presently held between ADP and ADM, which emphasize the unique medical and mental health needs, often overlooked when addressing substance use disorders in under-representing populations. More information about REACH can also be found at Yale School of Medicine.
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP)
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is a professional membership organization for learning and sharing the art and science of Addiction Psychiatry research and clinical practice. An organization of psychiatrists, faculty, medical students, residents and fellows and related health professionals committed to evidence-based clinical practices and research in the prevention, identification and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Click here to visit the AAAP website.