This certification – along with the Patient Information Forum (PIF) Tick and the UK National Health Service’s The Information Standard – are quality markers that show how committed Healthily is to producing high-quality, evidence-based, actionable consumer health and care information.
HON was founded more than 25 years ago to promote the creation and efficient use of reliable health information. Today, the HONcode certification is the oldest and most valued quality marker for online health information. HON advises the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the Health Informatics Technical Committee of the International Organization for Standardization.
In receiving the HONcode certification, Healthily has joined more than 8,000 health-related websites that all follow the HONcode 8 governing principles:
To receive the HONcode certification, Healthily was reviewed by medical and security experts in a sitewide audit.
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