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Task Force Work Groups

Community Wellness: Prevention and Partnerships

Chaired by Karen McComb, Director of Health Promotion and Community Impact
Review programs and services to ensure a collaborative, campus wide approach to risk prevention and the health and wellbeing of UConn students.

Mental Health Continuum and Coordination of Services

Chaired by Sandy Chafouleas, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Co-Director UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health
Based on the existing research and data provided by Keeling, Healthy Minds, and the Jed Foundation, develop a mental health continuum that focuses upon a holistic commitment to student health and wellness.  Further, review services to ensure student care is coordination and comprehensive.

Diversity and Inclusion: Culture, Language and Workforce

Chaired by Angela Rola, Director, Asian American Cultural Center
Our approach to mental health and wellness must embrace the numerous identities that compile the student population.  This groups will identifying current strengths and opportunities for providing programs, training, and hiring that reflect the diversity of the UConn student population.

Training and Research

Chaired by Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship; CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy
Training and Research has the goal of auditing all resources and training programs available to support students wellness inside and outside of the classroom, recommending training goals for the future, and identifying research strengths and opportunities at UConn to further develop knowledge in the field of college mental health and wellness.

Listening Sessions

Chaired by Becky Feldman, Civil Engineering 2021
This group will launch listening sessions with graduate, undergraduate and regional students to understand challenges, strengths, and opportunities for advancing a culture of wellness at UConn.  Responsible for compiling data and findings from sessions and presenting them to the task force.