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September 2, 2015 Is HONcode Certified For Trustworthy Online Health Information

I am excited to announce that is approved as a certified website under the HONcode.

You’ll see the HONcode seal at the bottom of every page on, which also includes a search engine for other trusted online health websites.

What is HON and what does this mean?

HON stands for Health on the Net, and is a global nonprofit which evaluates health care websites for their adherence to the eight pillars.

By getting the HONcode certification, the website has the stamp of approval for trustworthy health content now, and pledges to abide by the eight pillars always.

The eight HONcode pillars are:

  • Authority
  • Complementarity
  • Privacy
  • Attribution
  • Justification
  • Transparency
  • Financial disclosure
  • Advertising policy

Why is this good for me as an autoimmune mom (and patient)?

We — all of the amazing writers for and me — have worked really hard the past three years to be an authentic, research-based tool for our medical expert-written content, paired with the inspiring autoimmune mom stories written by moms about their own experiences.

As many of you know, this website runs in the red (the expert-written content is not free), and is my labor of love to help others get the autoimmune support that my family and I did not get when I was first diagnosed.

It makes me so very proud to be approved by HON, and I admire their efforts to protect us patients by identifying websites who also work hard to provide research-driven, reliable health content.

Other websites which are HONcode certified are among the top health websites, including,, and

For more information about AutoimmuneMom’s certificate, read this page.


About the Author
Katie Cleary is founder of  She lives with her autoimmune conditions, family and mini labradoodle dog in Austin, Texas.

This blog post was originally published by, written by Katie Cleary, and first published on Aug 28, 2015.

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1 Comment

  1. Lou Anne Knepshield says:

    just heard about your blog/website.

    I have been diagnosed with celiac disease and I am looking for accuracy online. Looking forward to learning more about autoimmune diseases.

    Congrats on the award!!

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