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Investment and partnership to advance social impact, mental health, and well-being outcomes for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ young people

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Nod

Nod offers higher education leaders a research-backed tool they can confidently share with students, knowing it addresses two critical threats to student mental health: loneliness and depression.

Vivibot

An award-winning chatbot designed to support mental well-being in young people during the challenging period after cancer treatment.

Goal Mama

The Goal Mama app helps first-time moms better-set goals, track progress, and celebrate success.

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We work with young people to co-create interventions grounded in behavioral science and human-centered design, conducts rigorous testing, and distributes these solutions in collaboration with partners.

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Pressure, Purpose, and Pike Vaulting a way to better mental health
Insight

The biggest names in sports are saying ‘yes’ to their mental health. Grace Greene and Robin Raskob reflect on the revolution the world needs to see and how we might use their examples of community care and self care to approach mental health and well-being needs differently.

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Interview: Hurdle and Hopelab on improving health outcomes for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations
Insight

We caught up with Margaret Laws and Hopelab Ventures’ director, Erin Washington Sietstra to get their take on Hopelab and Hurdle can improve health outcomes for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations.

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Behind the Design: Centering Relationships in Teen Vaping Cessation
Insight

Blending science and human-centered design presented design challenges with co-creating Quit the Hit. So we centered our process on building relationships and helped teens quit vaping.

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Why do we have to keep proving that our lives matter?
Insight

How do we move on when fatal force against Black people has been normalized? How do we explain why Black people don’t get second chances and why video footage is vital to proving Black lives matter? How do we find resilience while enduring trauma?

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Teen Vaping Cessation and Mental Health Support
Project

In partnership with an expert field of researchers, designers, and content creators, Hopelab is setting out to improve the physical and mental health of teens by designing technology to support their ability to quit vaping.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience
Project

Hopelab’s team of researchers, strategists, designers, and communicators are building tools to support the health and happiness of LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. The milk collaborative, a partnership between Hopelab, CenterLink, and the It Gets Better Project, will build, test, and scale a digital mental well-being tool to measurably improve the health and happiness of young queer people.

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External Investments at Hopelab
Project

This capability will allow us the flexibility to support both for-profit and nonprofit teams dedicated to scaling social impact. The health challenges facing today’s young people are multidimensional, intersectional, and broad.

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A Collaboration to Scale the MoMba Maternal Health App
Project

A research and engagement workshop with Elevate and Hopelab to better articulate the MoMba maternal mental health app’s value proposition.

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Implementing Goal Mama
Research

The present study explores barriers and facilitators experienced by public health nurses introducing a mobile health technology platform (Goal Mama) to the Nurse-Family Partnership home-visiting program.

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National Study — Coping with COVID-19
Research

One year into the pandemic, a new survey reveals that teens and young adults are actively turning to online sources to cope with mental health.

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Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial on Nod
Research

Read the results of the pilot randomized controlled trial on the nod smartphone app created to address loneliness among college students.

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JMIR Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial on Vivibot
Research

This pilot randomized controlled trial examined the feasibility of delivering positive psychology skills via the Vivibot chatbot and its effects on key psychosocial well-being outcomes in young adults treated for cancer.

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