Subscribe for Email Updates
About the Lab
The HHS IDEA Lab is working to cultivate innovation to create a more modern and effective government. The foundational effort of the HHS IDEA Lab is to overcome barriers to communication and collaboration between organizational siloes and practices that prevent people from working together. The approach the IDEA Lab takes is based on four tenets:
- Innovation is a direct result of the freedom to experiment;
- Design is critical to effectively communicate ideas;
- Entrepreneurship allows us to take advantage of underutilized talent; and
- Action, above all else, is encouraged.
We have a dual approach to changing the way government works by engaging HHS leadership at the highest levels to support the adoption of testing of new ideas and are equipping HHS employees who have an idea and what test it with new business practices, mentoring and innovation programs. Learn more about the HHS IDEA Lab on the About page.
We accepted proposals for the Summer 2015 class of our HHS Ignite Accelerator between March 1 and March 31, 2015. From that pool of proposals, we have narrowed things down…
Even as the current round of Ignite is <>wrapping up<>, we're in search for the next round of teams to support, of problems to pursue. During the month of March,…
Blair Corcoran de Castillo, Keyon Smith, and Stan Koutstaal are from the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Family Assistance. Their project, Building a Design-Minded and More Collaborative OFA,…