real COVID-19 prevention must amplify trusted community voices
The Village Information Power Network Communication Model compliments traditional top-down COVID-19 news information pipelines by amplifying the existing supports identified only by neighbors and community stakeholders.
VIP members are trusted information sources
MOBILIZING COMMUNITY LEADERS
Philadelphia's Dito Inc. CEO and community organizer stated how "we have food and supplies to giveaway to people during corona season. My non-profit needs to promote information, and coordinate pick-up times with neighbors for mutual assistance.
The V.I.P Network allows community stakeholders to promote local supports in beautiful ways using thousands of pre-made campaign templates for unlimited social media posts. V.I.P Network also offers video conferencing tools for convening community stakeholders to coordinate and recruit volunteers, inform new supports, and collaborate on school work.
LIFE SAVING TEXT MESSAGES
A Temple student and community member identified a pharmacy stocked with hand sanitizer, N95 masks, and insulin syringes near King of Prussia.
The V.I.P Network allows informants to text important information for other neighbors to view on an open-source map platform.