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Hopelab creates behavior-change tech to help teens and young adults live happier, healthier lives.
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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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Hopelab teams up with young people to co-create solutions that have real, quantifiable results. We rigorously test interventions grounded in behavioral science and human-centered design before handing off those products to partner organizations.

It Gets Better—Opportunities to Inspire and Uplift LGBTQ+ Youth
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As a proud partner with It Gets Better’s mission to uplift and inspire the LGBTQ+ community globally, it was a tremendous privilege to chat with this vibrant and remarkable set of youth leaders, who are paving the way for their Gen Z community.

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Mental Health Resources to Build Resilience in 2021
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While days might feel dark, we’re reaching for audacious things like hope and resilience. It’s ok to feel not ok; appropriate, even. And there are resources available to help. Please, take care.

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Love it or loathe it? The role of design in Gen Z health tech
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In order for young people—college students especially—to use digital tech, the creators have to put design at the forefront. 

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Making Space for the Humanity Behind Human-centered Design
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The beauty, pain, and deep understanding that comes from sharing these stories is what builds empathy and connection between people. All of us are connected through the power of storytelling.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience
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Hopelab’s team of researchers and designers are building technologies to support the health and happiness of LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. We’re calling this project, milk.

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External Investments at Hopelab
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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
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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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A Collaboration With The Ounce of Prevention Fund
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Over the course of two months, the teams discussed the overall strategy for developing and implementing the tool, landed on a process for choosing the right design and innovation firm for the project, and reviewed and clarified the product’s impact pathway.

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2020 Year in Review
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Through the twists and turns of this unique year, the themes of our work took on deeper richness and complexity. We invite you to share in the learnings of our lab from this extraordinary year and read our 2020 Year in Review Report

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Playbook for Nonprofit Digital Transformation
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Direct service nonprofits quickly moved operations online during the pandemic. But to serve clients better they need to move beyond short-term fixes and invest in more effective and efficient tech tools and infrastructure.

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Understanding How Using Nod Impacts College Students’ Loneliness and Well-being
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Researchers at Hopelab and the University of Oregon carried out a pilot randomized controlled trial to understand how using Nod impacts college students’ loneliness and well-being. These are the results.

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Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial on Nod
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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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