“We are a nonprofit on a mission to help peer support groups foster healthy human connections on the internet. We provide tools, resources, and training for patient peer support group leaders to practice collective self governance, negotiate fair partnerships, and foster good moderation + cyber hygiene practices.”- Ratified by The Light Collective Community
Vision For The Future
The Light Collective supports a trusted health community-driven and health community-governed online collective for peer support groups sharing health journeys, curated content, and research, and connecting individuals, including patients, caregivers, and clinicians. The Light Collective is transparently identified and committed to respecting patient privacy, and being held to account for doing so.
The value of the collective governance is derived from the ability of an online community to make and carry out decisions. Stewardship of that value is for the benefit of the members who are part of that online community. Therefore, the potential for both individual and group benefit, and the potential for both individual and group harm, must be considered in decision-making.
Core Values of The Light Collective
These are the core values of The Light Collective’s governance.
Tapping into the power of The Collective.
We seek ways to make online communities and the members they serve the beneficiary of resources and knowledge that are generated by online health communities.