The Hopelab/Well Being Trust report is based on a nationally-representative online survey which we designed to have as many open-end questions as we could squeeze into it. We were overwhelmed (in a good way) with the responses. Hundreds of teens and young adults shared vignettes about how they are managing their health, both physical and emotional, using mobile […]
trends & principles
Teens and young adults:
Digital health practices among teens and young adults in the U.S.
I am thrilled to share new, national survey data on the digital health landscape. Thanks to funding and guidance from Hopelab and the Well Being Trust, Vicky Rideout and I measured how teens and young adults (14- to 22-year-olds) pursue health and well-being using the tools at their disposal — apps, peer advice, online communications […]
Clinical trials jump on the Cluetrain
When the organizers of a National Cancer Institute workshop on social media and clinical trials invited me to speak, they said: We have an ethical obligation to understand social media. Social media is not just trendy. It’s a tool, an opportunity to act in an ethical way, not only to increase recruitment but to help […]
If we give people access to the tools they need to solve problems, they will
One of my core beliefs is that if we give people access to the data, information, and tools they need to solve their own problems, they will. The Maker movement is an example of a group of people who embody this idea. They modify and improve the world around them. They look at a problem and not only say, […]
Access to data = access to power
Data about your health and that of your community can empower you to make — or demand — changes. When there are gaps in the record or the data don’t exist, participatory data collection empowers people to contribute to the public conversation. Access to data is access to power. On November 17-19, 2017, Data for […]
Aging, housing, health
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!