In/Tend is a vibrant ecosystem of dreamers, doers, and change-makers who push the boundaries of imagination in adolescent health.


& Liberatory Design

We’re on a mission to enhance the sexual and reproductive health of all young people. To do this, we’re cultivating teams who’ll use participatory research and design to sow and scatter the seeds of innovative, equity-focused solutions to real-world challenges. 

We believe in uplifting doers, dreamers, and change-makers with diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging lived experiences—particularly those prepared to get their hands dirty, try new things, and adapt to evolving conditions on the ground.  

Ready to roll up your sleeves? Applications are now closed for Sprout: A Design Challenge but stay tuned for the next opportunity. Our application for Innovation Development Teams opens soon! Make sure you're on our email list to be the first to hear the latest from In/Tend.

It’s time to get your hands dirty with human-centered design!


We'll soon be in Chicago for Sprout: A Design Challenge, where purpose, play, and potential bloom! Geared towards beginners, this immersive, 4-day workshop will provide teams of 3 with the essential tools, mindsets, and strategies to make meaningful change across a wide range of social justice spaces.  

In this hands-on, introductory workshop, teams of 3 will learn how to innovate. In just 4 days, teams will cultivate empathy, nurture the seeds of creativity, and harvest the most fruitful solutions to real-world problems. 

Curious about the experience? Read about how a similar event inspired a dating app idea.

Sprout: A Design Challenge application portal is now closed. Read more about the application process. And be on the lookout for our next application opportunity, coming soon!


Rise, Reimagine, and Reinvent

November 18–20, 2024 | Phoenix, AZ

Join us for #HealthyTeen24, where we'll strain, stretch, and shift our understanding of innovation until it colors our everyday work.

Call for Proposals Open Now Through May 2

Have some fabulous innovation work to share? Consider bringing your session to #HealthyTeen24. Submit your proposal today!

A community garden...

Thank you to our partners!

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Fact Forward

The Healthy Teen Network In/Tend Incubator Innovation Hub is supported by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,886,783 with 100 percent funded by OPA/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, OPA/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit opa.hhs.gov.

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