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healthfinder.gov Quality Guidelines

The goal of healthfinder.gov is to provide easy to understand health information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. Learn about quality guidelines used when developing original content and selecting sources of health information.

Review Date: March 16, 2011

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web

This guide, written by medical librarians, provides consumer tips on how to search for and evaluate online health information.

Review Date: February 15, 2013

Medical Library Association

Cancer Information: Where To Find Help

This booklet contains listings of organizations that provide information on preventing, treating and living with cancer.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

American Institute for Cancer Research

CAPHIS Top 100 Health Web Sites You Can Trust

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association has reviewed and approved this list of health web sites for consumers researching health care information.

Review Date: December 23, 2012

Medical Library Association

Guide to Health Care Quality: How to Know It When You See It

This guide is designed to help you get quality health care, stay healthy, and recover faster when you become sick. Tips are provided to help you be active in making decisions about your health care.

Review Date: July 30, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

HON Code of Conduct for Medical and Health Web Sites

The HONcode certification is an ethical standard aimed at offering quality health information. It demonstrates the intent of a website to publish useful, objective and correct information.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Health On the Net Foundation

How Can I Use Health IT and eHealth Tools to Manage My Health?

Find tools to help you access wellness resources, maintain your medical records, find quality health information resources, and more.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet

These questions and answers can help you determine whether the health information you find on the Internet or receive by e-mail from a Web site is likely to be reliable. Learn how the federal government protects consumers from false or misleading claims.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Looking for Reliable Health Information?

All websites are not equally reliable and do not all provide quality information. Learn what information you should look for on a health website.

Review Date: November 28, 2012

Health On the Net Foundation

MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing

What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Here are some suggestions.

Review Date: November 07, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

MLA's Top Ten Most Useful Websites

The Medical Library Association provides this selection of "most useful" web sites to assist consumers who are researching health information.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

Medical Library Association

National Vaccine Program Office: 10 Tips on Evaluating Immunization Information on the Internet

How do you know if vaccine information you find on the Internet or in other sources is accurate? Follow these 10 guidelines when looking for information about immunizations on the Internet.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Vaccine Program Office, U.S Department of Health and Human Services