Peer support communities are an important and life-saving resource on the internet.
As these communities formed over the last decade, they have become the bedrock of recruitment for clinical trials, research studies. These communities generate valuable data. Health care organizations, technology companies are often the beneficiary of the knowledge generated in these communities on the internet.
The Light Collective’s goal is to help peer support communities and members understand the value of their work, offer resources protect privacy, improve community leadership and moderation skills, and foster fair partnerships. We believe these things are necessary to support and sustain the work of patient peer support communities online.