Hopelab Insights

As a research-driven organization, our project work and the products we create are grounded in meaningful data. As a social innovation lab, we are motivated to inspire action from the insights derived from the data we collect. We hope that these insights inspire you to support other young people in their pursuit of health, happiness, and well-being. 

 

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Tinkering with a New Chapter: Fostering a Culture…

Featured Insight

As we strengthen our systems of equity and accountability within our teams and across our partnerships and products, we can’t think of anyone better to join us at the forefront than Julie to help foster a culture of learning, growth, opportunity, and joy.

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Mental Health

Hopelab’s Head of Research, Amy Green,advises on the biggest mental health challenges of 2022 for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth

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Research

Unpacking the results of a pilot randomized control trial of imi, a web app designed to improve mental health by supporting LGBTQ+ identity affirmation and boosting positive coping skills.

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The Future of Healthcare

We welcome two new additions to the Hopelab team: Jaspal S. Sandhu, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President (EVP), and Amy Green, Ph.D., as Head of Research.

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LGBTQ+

A panel of experts weigh in on recent legislation harming transgender and LGBTQ+ youth and share guidance for how we might offer support.

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Health Equity

In conversation with Hopelab, Jenn and Joanna talk about the mission of the NSCA, and dive into why anti-Black racism specifically needs to be highlighted in the understanding of adolescent development, the opportunities afforded by social tech, and how we translate knowledge to action.

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Done right, tech can end the youth mental heath epidemic.
Mental Health

We need to reframe the conversation around technology and mental health into one of increased connection and potential for solutions.

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Designing for teens and young adults.
GenZ

Hopelab recently partnered with The Hive, a Human-Centered Design studio at the Claremont Colleges, to prototype mental health solutions from the perspective of college students themselves. At the end of the project, we connected with young people, to hear about their experiences going through the design process and collaborating with Hopelab on mental health.

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Mental Health

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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Investments

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.
Vaping

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 our lives matter?
Health Equity

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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