Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free consumer health information service of the state's public and medical libraries. The Health InfoNet web site is one of the resources available through the service, providing links to reliable, current health information online as well as to health services around the state. The following guidelines are provided to help site managers in determining whether or not a link is appropriate for inclusion on the Health InfoNet site.
  • Linked site should be educational; the provision of consumer health information should be its primary focus.
  • Linked sites should provide up-to-date, evidence-based health information. Documentation of claims is preferred.
  • Linked sites should clearly state authority of information provided, i.e., identity and credentials of authors/reviewers and/or identity and mission of sponsoring entities.
  • A preference will be given to those sites which are noncommercial and do not charge for services/products
  • Linked sites should provide unbiased, balanced treatment of health topics under debate by medical authorities.
  • A preference will be given to those sites that provide plain language, accessible information and are easy to navigate.
  • A preference will be given to those sites that are approved by Health on the Net Foundation or a similar review organization for health information online.