The Well's Awards and Recognition
Recognition at the national, state, and campus level
2023-2024 SAFE Project’s Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy
Congratulations to The Well Student Staff Christian Lowe he was selected to be part of SAFE Project’s Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy.
2023-2024 Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee
The Well student staff Joann Oommen has been selected to represent UCR in Active Minds National Student Advisory Committee.
UC Chicanx/Latinx Leadership Summit
Congratulations to Marisol Torres and Daniel Lopez Salas on being selected to participate in the 2023 UC Chicanx/Latinx Leadership Summit hosted by UC Riverside
Roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Education
The Well was selected from the entire nation to participate in a roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
Staff Assembly - March 2022 Get Recognized Award
Interim Co-Director Marisol Torres, received this award for her great leadership.
2020 Outstanding Peer Education Program Award NASPA
Award-winning Sex Week- 2020 Outstanding Peer Education Program Award NASPA, Golden ARCHES Sex Week
STAR Awards- Marisol Torres
Marisol Torres was recipient of 2 STAR (Staff Appreciation and Recognition) Awards in recognition of Enjoy the Experience campaign with ASPB, and PPGA Wellness Express Vending Machine Project
Well-being Improvement Survey for Higher Education Setting (WISHES)
The Well is launching a brief Well-being Improvement Survey for Higher Education Setting (WISHES) to provide timely and actionable data to adapt and improve institutional norms, structures, and processes so all students can thrive and flourish. We will launch the survey two times per quarter, and a data dashboard will be created and located under the Health Well-being and Safety Organization Website as a collective impact initiative for the entire organization.
Okanagan Charter Adoption Process
As part of an international effort to become a Health-Promoting University, Marisol Torres is leading efforts for UCR to adopt the Okanagan Charter
Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strips
The Well, in collaboration with UC Police and Safety, is leading efforts in providing access and education on Naloxone and fentanyl test strips in order to help prevent opioid overdose. The Well is taking a lead in Naloxone distribution efforts starting Fall 2023 and in community partnerships and education.
2022-23 Mental Health Allies Initiative * Collaboration with CAPS
Academic year long program: The Mental Health Allies Initiative is built upon the Collective Impact Model (CIM) utilized to make a sustainable change on the UCR campus. The Mental Health Allies grow more confident in sharing information related to common signs of distress, mental health and well-being resources on campus, and advising colleagues (and students) on appropriate.
2022-23 Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal
The Well, CAPS and Health Well-being & Safety Division Leadership are helping lead this effort:
This project aims to help fund proposals focusing on UCR prevention, promotion, and health education programs dedicated to instilling healthy behaviors and recognizing and responding to high-risk behaviors across the campus community. Applicants can receive $10,000 -$25,000 max.
Grants & Proposals
ACHA COVAC Grant
Daniel Lopez Salas, Health Educator at The Well was successfully awarded the ACHA COVAC Grant which helped increase COVID-19 preventative efforts on campus.
Recipient of Proposal: Substance Use Resource and Recovery Program
The Well is a collaborator and recipient of 2022-2023 Collective Impact Team: Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal Substance Use Resource and Recovery Program in collaboration with UC Police and Safety.
Recipient of Proposal: Introducing and Demystifying Trauma-Informed Care
The Well is a collaborator and recipient of 2022-2023 Collective Impact Team: Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal Introducing and Demystifying Trauma- Informed Care with Underground Scholars Initiative and CAPS.
Recipient of Proposal: UCR's Collegiate Recovery Program
The Well is a collaborator and recipient of 2022-2023 Collective Impact Team: Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal UCR's Collegiate Recovery Program in collaboration with CAPS.
Journal of American College Health
Dr. Marmolejo, Interim Co-Director at The Well, published a manuscript on "Examining the association of student mental health and food security with college GPA"
2023 NASPA Annual Conference
Dr. Connie Marmolejo and Marisol Torres will present at the 2023 NASPA Annual Conference on " Collective Impact: Strategies Towards Measuring Student Success Through Well-being Lens"
American College Health Association 2023 Conference
Dr. Connie Marmolejo and Marisol Torres will present at the 2023 ACHA Annual Conference on " Collective Impact: Strategies Towards Measuring Student Success Through Well-being Lens"
American College Health Association conference May 2019
Marisol Torres co-presenter at American College Health Association conference May 2019 Creating a Healthy Campus Initiative: Lessons from an Award-Winning Healthy Campus
Hawaii’s International Conference on Education
Marisol Torres Co-presented at Hawaii’s International Conference on Education January 2020 Healthy Campus Pedagogy in Higher Education
NASPA Strategies Conference, January 2021
Marisol Torres co-presenter at NASPA Strategies Conference January 2021. Mitigating Substance Use at Large-Scale Events Through Technology and Collaboration.
2022 UCR 5th ¡Presente! Conference
Dr. Connie Marmolejo [she/her] and Daniel Lopez Salas [he/him]
UCR Healthy Campus Mental Health Subcommittee
Dr. Marmolejo: Co-Chair through 2022
UCR Healthy Campus Substance Use and Addiction Sub-Committee
Marisol Torres served as Co-chair in 2022
UC-Wide Health Promotions Directors Group
Marisol Torres co-chair for 2022-2023
Riverside County SPC Higher Education Sub-Committee
Dr. Marmolejo currently serving as co-chair
Engaging the Academy Steering Council
Dr. Marmolejo: Steering Council under Dr. Evelyn Vazquez
Community Advisory Board: Drug Overdose in Riverside County
Marisol Torres is serving as part of the Community Advisory Board for a NIH-NIDA study on drug overdose in Riverside County by Dr. Jennifer L Syvertsen