Quality of health information on the internet (QHII)
Health Website Rating (HWR) project

Health Improvement Institute is conducting the Health Website Rating (HWR) Project, in collaboration with Consumer Reports WebWatch (a program of Consumer Union). The Medical Library Association is actively supporting the project and is soliciting qualified members to participate on panels of website raters.

The Institute's health website rating (HWR) project is an extension of its program to assess and improve the quality of health information on the Internet (QHII). The project's purpose is to develop independent ratings of health websites, and to evaluate the utility to consumers of such ratings.

In April 2003, the Institute published a report describing the results of its search for and analysis and evaluation of criteria sets intended to assess the "reliability" or "credibility" of health websites.

On June 9, 2005:

Since then, the Institute/Consumer Reports WebWatch have published several additional waves of ratings.

The next wave of website ratings is underway!

Please bring the opportunity to participate in the HWR project to colleagues' attention!

To view/read more about health website:

To sponsor program

To visit print shop

To rate health websites

To participate in QHII/HWR Project

To provide feedback/suggestions

Information on the QHII/HWR project was last updated on February 4, 2007