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May 2016       

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The HON Foundation is evolving with you and thanks to you!
HON's website has a new look for its 20th anniversary
The sites that have put their trust in us since the beginning
13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics - Geneva

The HON Foundation is evolving with you and thanks to you!

Thanks to your support, the HON Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Created in May 1996, at the very beginnings of the World Wide Web, it aims to act as health guide and lead users to trustworthy information.

20 years later, researchers and health professionals remain preoccupied by the varying quality of information on the Internet. Thus HON is continuing its activities and strengthening its services, including the HONcode, the most used model for the identification of health sites that are transparent and respect quality criteria (Revue francophone pour l'étude de l'obésité - March 2015).

The Foundation's services are evolving with advances in technologies so that our principles remain relevant and so that we can continue to strive towards our mission with the public at large.

HON is an international non-profit foundation and non-governmental organization and has official relations with the World Health Organization.

HON's website has a new look for its 20th anniversary

HON celebrates its 20th anniversary

To make its mission as inclusive as possible, HON's site has been adapted to computers, smartphones and tablets.

As your opinion is important to the Foundation, please send us your comments and suggestions so that we can continue to improve the quality of our services.

The sites that have put their trust in us since the beginning

Since our creation in 1996, a large number sites providing health information have put their trust in us and have continuously featured their HONcode certification on their website. Today, there are more than 8,000 HONcode certified sites. We are striving to make this certification visible to a maximum number of Internet users.

Here is a representative list of sites that have voluntarily adhered to the HONcode trustworthiness and transparency principles since the beginning. We thank them for the support they have provided to us over the years.

Endocrine Disorders and Endocrine Surgery, USA Allgemeinmedizin mit Alternativen, Switzerland
Société Suisse de Pédiatrie (SSP), Switzerland : Revue Médicale Suisse et eRMS, Switzerland
Swissweb santé publique, Switzerland Children with Diabetes, USA
MedicineNet, USA The Prostate Net, USA
DermNet NZ, New Zealand Private Healthcare UK
NeedyMeds, USA IBUS and the IBUS Breast Imaging School, Switzerland
The XLH Network, USA Krebsliga Schweiz
Association François Aupetit, France Clinique du Parc à Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France
Quackwatch, USA Eurosurveillance, Sweden
CATIE. Canada Michigan eLibrary (MeL), USA
National Jewish Health, USA Université Libre de Bruxelles - Hôpital Erasme, Belgium
Cismef. France MedlinePlus, USA

13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics - Geneva

The 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics will be held in Geneva from 25 to 29 June. The HON Foundation will be present during the four days of the event and will lead:

- A tutorial on 27 June from 1:40 pm to 3:20 pm on Accessing quality online health information: what is the solution?
- A panel on 28 June from 10:40 am to 12:20 pm on Twenty years of HON: committed to reliable information

In addition to these two events, HON will also be offering other activities on its stand.

On Monday 27 June from 5 pm to 10 pm, the Congress will be open to the public and free of charge.

As the Foundation has preferential rates for the Congress, please contact us if you would like to benefit from them.

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