MyHealthfinder API

Terms of Use

  1. The APIs should be used on demand, rather than be queried and pulled into a separate database.
  2. To leverage the API, the developer must register and use a valid access key.
  3. The user must display the MyHealthfinder logo and URL as the content source wherever MyHealthfinder content is used. To properly use the MyHealthfinder API, we ask you to embed the following code wherever MyHealthfinder content appears on your site.
    • The logo and URL only need to appear once on a webpage where MyHealthfinder content appears. Please reference MyHealthfinder as the source and provide credit and the link to health.gov/myhealthfinder. The URL does not need to be displayed; wrapping the URL around the MyHealthfinder logo is the proper format.
    • Code:
      <a href="https://health.gov/myhealthfinder" title="MyHealthfinder">
      <img src="https://health.gov/themes/custom/healthfinder/images/MyHF.svg" alt="MyHealthfinder"/>
      </a>
  4. When displaying topic details, inform visitors of the last time the content was updated.
    • Example:
      Last Updated: 3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
  5. MyHealthfinder content can be presented anywhere on your website.
  6. Do not manipulate or alter the MyHealthfinder content. The MyHealthfinder results are evidence-based and require careful maintenance and oversight by the MyHealthfinder team to ensure they are up to date.
  7. If the content is mashed up or presented with other content, please ensure that the content provides related value, is consistent with the MyHealthfinder content, and does not harm the integrity of the MyHealthfinder content.
  8. Use best practices to determine when to use the MyHealthfinder API in real-time versus when to use the API to gather the MyHealthfinder content and store it in a local database.