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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 mobile example

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.

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

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

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We’re building a roadmap to deliver hope for the next generation. Through targeted social impact investments, translational research, and advisory services, we focus on advancing solutions to improve BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth mental health and seek to realize a brighter future for young people.

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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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Done right, tech can end the youth mental heath epidemic.
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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.
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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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Tennis player Naomi Osaka and gymnast Simone Biles with a blue overlay
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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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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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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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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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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Mother looking down at baby on a bed.
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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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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Nod mobile application example
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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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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