REACH programming has continued to be completely remote for 2021-2022! We have created an entirely virtual curriculum to keep our scholars engaged and learning about how to best care for URMs with SUD. As a result of scholar’s feedback, we also continue to implement 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 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 future cohorts.

Schedule of Core Curriculum & Webinars for the year (2021-22)

Core Curriculum August Grantsmanship Dr. Nii Addy
Webinar August How to conduct an effective scientific search on topics for URM patients with SUD Melissa Funaro
Core Curriculum September Structural Competency Dr. Helena Hansen
Core Curriculum October Practicing Structural Competency Interviewing Dr. Ayana Jordan
Webinar October Conducting In-Depth Interviews and Focus Groups: Getting Closer to Rich Data Dr. Emily Arnold
Core Curriculum November Caring for Latinx Populations and Systems of Care Dr. Caridad Ponce Martinez
Webinar November Homelessness, addiction, and racial disparity Dr. Emma Lo
Core Curriculum December Caring for URMs Involved in the Carceral System Webinar Dr. Lisa Puglisi
Webinar December Providing Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatment for American Indian Alaska Native Client Kamilla Venner
Core Curriculum January Advocacy 101 Dr. Jessica Isom
Webinar January Psychedelic-assisted Treatments for SUDs: Current State and Future Directions Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu
Core Curriculum February PrEP Research Intervention Among Black Sexual Minority Men Dr. Derek T. Dangerfield II
Core Curriculum March The Philosophy and Practice of Harm Reduction Dr. Kim Sue
Webinar March Drug Laws and Policies Dr. Leo Beletsky
Core Curriculum April Sexual Minority Men, Mental Health, & Substance Use: Highlighting Strengths in the Midst of HIV Dr. Jonathan Lassiter
Webinar April Cultural considerations of taking care of racial and ethnic minoritized patients with addiction while attending to their mental health and social inequities Dr. Danielle Jackson
Core Curriculum May Racism in the Medical Field and How it Impacts the Health of URM Communities Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn
Webinar May Counseling Using a Harm Reduction Approach Dr. Sheila Vakharia

2021 in-person 1-Week Intensive has been postponed due to the pandemic

Instead, we hosted a 2-Day virtual Welcome Workshop for Cohort 3 Scholars to kick-off the REACH year! Speakers include Dr. Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH, DFA, FASAM and Dr. Helena Hansen, MD, PhD. Welcome Workshop was held July 23-24, 2021.

Friday July 23rd

12:00-1:00 pm ET // 9:00-10:00 am PT
Introduction about REACH
Speakers: Drs. Jordan and Tetrault and Elena Cromeyer, Project Specialist

1:00-1:15 pm ET // 10:00-10:15 PT
Kathryn Cates-Wessel Introduction

1:15 pm-2:00 pm ET // 10:15-11:00 am PT
Cohort Bonding Activity

2:00-3:30 pm ET // 11:00-12:30 pm PT
TOPIC: Dr. Stephen Taylor and his career as an addiction physician
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Taylor, MD, MPH, DFAPA, FASAM
General, Child & Adolescent, Addiction and Sports Psychiatrist;
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and
The American Board of Preventive Medicine
Medical Director, NBA/NBPA Player Assistance/Anti-Drug Program

Saturday July 24th

12:00-1:30 pm ET// 9:00-10:30 am PT
TOPIC: Beyond Magic Bullets: Opioids, Race and Structural Competency
Speaker: Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Research Theme in Translational Social Science and Health Equity
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

1:35-3:15 pm: ET // 10:35 am-12:15 pm PT
“Shark Tank” Exercise – Scholarly Project small group work with Mentors

3:30-4:30 pm ET // 12:00-1:30 pm PT
Breakout session for REACH scholars: Commonly Used Substances and Comorbidities in URM communities
Speaker: Dr. Jeanette M. Tetrault