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Trustworthy Health Information for Websites

HHS content syndication allows for easy publication and automatic updates of health-related content on nongovernment websites simply by embedding an HTML code.


 

There is no need to research and write unique health information for websites. Individuals and companies can partner with HHS to gain access to the latest on preventive health services and other health issues without needing a web developer. It’s called “content syndication."

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The myhealthfinder 2.0 tool, the latest in the suite of such tools from the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, builds on a recent collaboration with CVS Health, which incorporated myhealthfinder into its Minute Clinic website. Experience from that collaboration informed the new tool, which can be added to a website by copying and pasting a simple HTML embedded code. Visitors to the website enter their age, sex, and pregnancy status and receive information about recommended preventive services.

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Similarly, HHS also now offers an easy way to add health news and information from NIH and other federal websites directly onto a website through its Syndication Storefront. The high-quality, multimedia content includes infographics, videos, and podcasts. Syndicated content updates automatically in real time, so no staff are needed to keep the pages updated. It’s more than a widget that sends visitors to another site—the information is pulled into the user’s website, and the content populates on the web page with the existing website’s look and feel.

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Anyone interested in the myhealthfinder 2.0 tool can explore that and other content syndication options at http://healthfinder.gov/developer. Interested customers can also create a free account at HHS Syndication Storefront (https://syndication.hhs.gov), then browse and choose from topics to add to their web page.

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