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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.

Making Space for the Humanity Behind Human-centered Design
Story

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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Exploring ways to co-create with young LGBTQ+ folks through the Hopelab Co-creation Collective
Story

Learn more about the Hopelab Co-Creation Collective, our way of incorporating youth perspectives into the design process.

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Going Beyond the Lab
Story

Hopelab welcomes two new team members to help us bring new perspectives in impact investing to improve the health and happiness of teens and young adults.

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Black Lives Matter, Hopelab Stands in Solidarity
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CEO Margaret Laws’ statement on Hopelab’s stance against systemic racism, inequality, and oppression.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Resilience
Project

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
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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A Collaboration With The Ounce of Prevention Fund
Project

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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Understanding How Using Nod Impacts College Students’ Loneliness and Well-being
Insight

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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Hopelab Digital Readiness Survey Results
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In May 2020, the Hopelab strategy team sent a digital survey through national and regional networks of national service providers to assess the digital readiness of organizations and their stakeholders.

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Extremely Queer, Extremely Online
Insight

Even today, research shows that overall, online spaces continue to be safer for LGBTQ+ youth than offline ones.

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