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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Transgender Visibility Matters

Featured Insight

When the visibility of transgender people is threatened, human rights are threatened. We must band together to prevent blatant discrimination and stand up for what is right. Let us be clear. Transgender rights matter. Transgender visibility matters. 

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Pressure, Purpose, and Pike Vaulting a way to better mental health
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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Interview: Hurdle and Hopelab on improving health outcomes for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations
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 that 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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Glowing Up with Social Media
LGBTQ+

There’s more than one story to tell when you’re coming of age, surrounded by social media, especially as a young queer person in the wake of a global pandemic.

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TikTok, Gen Z, and Mental Health
GenZ

For a lot of young people, mental health issues are a part of our story. This is the tale of how one Gen Zer leveraged TikTok to find resilience during the COVID pandemic.

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Mental Health Resources to Build Resilience in 2021
Mental Health

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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It Gets Better—Opportunities to Inspire and Uplift LGBTQ+ Youth
LGBTQ+

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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2020 Year in Review
The Future of Healthcare

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
Healthcare

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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Love it or loathe it? The role of design in Gen Z health tech
Design

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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