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The Light Collective is advancing the collective rights, voices, and interests of patient communities in healthcare technology.

You can read all about our mission here. Healthcare technology can move faster than our ability to safeguard ourselves from its consequences.  As patient communities adopt new technologies, we recognize our communities must be fairly represented in the data and tech that affect our lives and our health.  Representation must be tied to real legal rights, duties, accountability, and digital governance.

This was the Town Hall from our 2022 Cohort, and we are proud of what we were able to accomplish. Help us shape the vision for what comes next.

Where We’re Headed

Are you ready to help us change the relationship between patient advocacy, social media, and new technologies in healthcare?

2023 Cohort Prerequisites

  • Each organization applying for a position in TLC’s Cohort must have at least 3 leadership team members take the Don’t Get Hacked Bootcamp as a prerequisite (2 hrs).
  • Each organization must sign onto our principles for Collective Digital Rights, displaying their commitment to collectively advance patient digital rights with tech platforms and technologies.
  • Ability to lead your organization in digital transformation efforts as a result of this program.
  • Support to represent your grassroots patient advocacy organization that actively practices social support.
  • Each participating organization must commit to adopt and support the resources, events, and programs they co-create with the Collective.

Who You Are

  • You are a senior staff member, leader or founder of an established grassroots  organization with support from your leadership to participate in this program.
  • With support from your organization you are willing and able to represent its community (non profit organization or informally organized community like a peer community online) in an official capacity as part of the Collective.
  • You will serve as a liaison between The Light Collective and your nonprofit/ community to adopt new standards and best privacy practices online.
  • You will educate and do outreach with your community members about digital rights and health technology governance with materials you co-design.
  • You will prepare for and participate in Advisory Board meetings, including reviewing agenda, background materials and minutes.

Program Benefits

  • Each organization will be offered a paid position during the duration of the project to co-produce research, facilitate town halls,  and develop new resources that will benefit your organization.  
  • Cohort members will have the opportunity to add their voices to the Collective to create resources, research, and good change. 

Compensation:  Each cohort member will be compensated at a rate of $100 per hour for an average of 12 hours per month for the duration of the 12 week program for up to $1200 per month per organization. 

Program Dates

  • Start Date:  Jul 1, 2023
  • End Date:  Oct 31, 2023

Application Deadline: June 1

Interested? Check out the full Role Description here for details on time commitment, and what we will do this year.