REACH programming has gone completely remote for 2020-21! We have created an entirely virtual curriculum to keep our scholars engaged and learning about how to best care for URMs with SUD. We have also instituted regular virtual check-ins with our scholars and a Self-Preservation & Healing Module to help scholars care for themselves while they are living and working through this exceptionally challenging time. The tables below display the content of our the virtual REACH curriculum, including monthly Webinars and Core Curriculum topics (formerly part of the 1-Week Intensive). We hope to resume the in-person 1-Week Intensive for Cohort 3 in July 2021.

Schedule of Webinars Topics for the year (2020-21)

July Implicit Bias/Cognitive De-Biasing Strategies Drs. Lily Balasuriya & Danielle Jackson
August Caring for QBIPOC with SUD Dr. Alex Keuroghlian
September How to Conduct an Effective Scientific Search on Topics for URM Patients with SUD Kenya Flash and Melissa Funaro
October Addiction/SUD care for Indigenous/First Nations communities Dr. Kamilla Venner
November Conducting In-Depth Interviews and Focus Groups: Getting Closer to Rich Data Dr. Emily Arnold
December Social Determinants of Substance Use Disorder Dr. Ruth Shim
January Culturally Responsive Evaluation Dr. Rodney Hopson
February Caring for URMs Involved in the Criminal Justice System Dr. Lisa Puglisi
March Practicing Structural Competency Interviewing Dr. Ayana Jordan
April Caring for URMs Who are Homeless with SUD Dr. Emma Lo
May Upstream interventions to achieving health equity Dr. Thea James

Schedule of Core Curriculum Courses for the year (2020-21)

July History and Epidemiology of Addiction Dr. Samuel K. Roberts
August Racism in the Medical Field and How it Impacts the Health of URM Communities Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn
September Commonly Used Substances and Comorbidities in URM communities Dr. Jeanette M. Tetrault
November Advocating for URMs with SUD Dr. Jessica Isom
December The Philosophy and Practice of Harm Reduction Dr. Kimberly Sue
January Anti-Black Racism in Health Care: A Necessary Paradigm Shift Dr. LaWanda Hill
February Drug Laws and Policies Dr. Leo Beletsky
March Anthropologic Aspects of URM Care &Structural Competency Dr. Dr. Helena Hansen
April Preventing Substance Use in URM Youth Dr. Ijeoma Opara
May Systems of Care Dr. Caridad Ponce-Martinez

2020 in-person 1-Week Intensive has been postponed due to the pandemic

Instead, we hosted a 2-Day virtual Welcome Workshop for Cohort 2 Scholars to kick-off the REACH year! Speakers include Drs. Samuel K. Roberts and Courtney D. Cogburn. Welcome Workshop was held July 17-18, 2020.

Friday July 17th

12:00-1:00 pm EST // 9:00-10:00 am PST
Introduction about REACH
Speakers: Drs. Jordan and Tetrault

1:00 pm-2:00 pm EST // 10:00-11:00 am PST
Cohort Bonding Activity

2:00-3:30 pm EST // 11:00-12:30 pm PST
History and Epidemiology of Addiction
Speaker: Dr. Samuel K. Roberts

Saturday July 18th

12:00-1:30 pm EST// 9:00-10:30 am PST
Racism in the Medical Field and How it Impacts the Health of URM Communities
Speaker: Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn

1:30-2:30 pm: EST // 10:30-11:30 am PST
“Shark Tank” Exercise – Scholarly Project small group work with Mentors

2:45-3:45 pm EST // 11:45-12:45 pm PST
Commonly Used Substances and Comorbidities in URM communities
Speaker: Dr. Jeanette M. Tetrault
*Rescheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 9 PST/12 EST

4:15-5:00 pm EST // 1:15-2:00 pm PST *may go longer
URM/SUD Trivia with Dr. Danielle Hairston