REACHThe REACH Program is accepting applications from candidates who will be starting addiction fellowship training in July, 2020. The program is accepting applications from both under-represented minority (URM) and non-URM candidates who have been accepted into an Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry fellowship for 2020. The deadline to apply is January 15th.

The overall goal of the REACH Program is to increase the number of addiction specialists trained to work with under-represented minority (URM) patients. The program provides up to $104,000 for support of addiction fellowship training. These funds may be used for the fellow’s salary, benefits and related costs in your fellowship program. REACH will accept a total of 7 Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry fellows for 2020. The 7 addiction fellows will be joined by 10 other REACH Scholars, including medical students, residents, and allied health professional students.

In addition to the funding support for addiction fellowship training, key features of the program include:
a one-week intensive for REACH scholars at Yale University July 12th-18th, direct mentorship to REACH scholars by a national group of addiction-trained faculty, engagement in scholarly projects focusing on improving the care of URMs living with addiction, and continuous quality improvement about best practices related to evidence-based, culturally-informed health care.

The program is led by Dr. Ayana Jordan of the Yale Addiction Psychiatry faculty in collaboration with Addiction Medicine at Yale, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and The American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM).

For more information about the program please visit our website:

To apply to be a REACH Scholar you can access the application here, or if you have any questions, please email for more information.

Thank you and happy new year!

Dafna Paltin
On behalf of The REACH Team

Yale University School of Medicine        ACAAM