Editorial Policy

Editorial Integrity

Our mission is to bring you trustworthy and accurate environmental health information. Our daily goal is to ensure that HealthyChild.org is your practical and relevant content source for children’s environmental health information.

Be aware, however, that information on HealthyChild.org or any other web site should not be used as a substitute for professional health care.

The following sections detail our content policies and procedures.

Editorial selection criteria for original content created by Healthy Child Healthy World

Healthy Child Healthy World creates original content based upon the following criteria:

  • Relevance — Issues that could affect how you manage your own health and that of your family. Topics include coverage of breaking environmental health news; product launches, recalls, and alerts; information regarding advocacy efforts and policy changes; environmental health advisories; and expert commentary on preventing diseases and conditions and staying healthy.
  • Clinical Significance — The latest medical findings published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
  • Trends — Seasonal interests, such as “Summer Safety” and “Back to School Health;” public health awareness, such as “Children’s Environmental Health Month;” and emerging health trends, such as the latest in lifestyles of health and sustainability.

Our information is different

It’s more reliable. In a field often accused of providing inflammatory and inaccurate information, Healthy Child Healthy World stands out as a credible, authoritative source of environmental health news. Our editorial team and our scientific advisors represent some of the leading authorities in the field.

Editorial Integrity — Healthy Child’s educational responsibility is to make a clear distinction between news and other information, so that individuals can readily distinguish independent editorial information from paid, promotional information and other non-news content.

Editorial Independence — In its reporting, Healthy Child maintains exemplary principles of fairness, accuracy, objectivity, and responsible, independent reporting.

Healthy Child Healthy World is a 501c3 non-profit designed to provide news, information, and educational material. News content created by Healthy Child is free from influence by sponsors, partners, or other sources. Editorial staff will never be asked to perform duties on behalf of a sponsor or provide favored treatment to a sponsor or partner.

The Healthy Child staff is charged with the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues. They must diligently seek out subjects of stories or qualified experts to provide commentary, and they must also seek objective commentary or comment from a qualified spokesperson to provide balance. Material generated by Healthy Child must disclose information about financial relationships or other interests that might influence outcome of a study or the commentary from an individual. Healthy Child Healthy World strives to provide thorough and honest coverage and share a dedication to ethical behavior and the highest professional standards.

News & Original Article Process

Our Editorial Content contains the latest information from the most important medical journals, announcements from federal health agencies, and analyses on the latest health trends. Our experienced staff talks regularly with prominent medical leaders, providing in-depth analyses, updates, and profiles that give our health news and content a perspective found nowhere else.

The Editorial staff gets its stories from an array of sources: peer-reviewed journals, conferences, federal or state government agencies, and interviews with experts. Healthy Child also believes that valuable content is available from sponsors and partners, but that such content must be clearly labeled. Each completed story to be published is reviewed by the Editor for accuracy, appropriateness of language, and proper characterization of the findings.

Licensed Content

When Healthy Child licenses health and wellness content from third-parties for publication on our site, the Editor reviews the third-party’s editorial policies and procedures for consistency with the Healthy Child Editorial Policy and mission.

Social Media Community Participation Guidelines

The following applies to the use of Healthy Child Healthy World resources used for social media on social networking sites that include, but are not limited to, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pintrest, LinkedIn, Google+ and Blog comments.

Healthy Child Healthy World encourages our followers to engage in open discussion on our social media sites. We look forward to reading your comments. We welcome open feedback and try to answer all questions/concerns. We do make reasonable efforts to monitor all of our social media channels to ensure that posted comments are appropriate, accurate and respectful.

By participating in any of Healthy Child Healthy World’s sites, you agree not to post content that is illegal, offensive, obscene, defamatory, threatening, abuses intellectual property rights, or can be considered spam.

Healthy Child Healthy World reserves the right to review, edit and/or delete any postings in its sole discretion. While Healthy Child Healthy World makes reasonable efforts to monitor and moderate posted content, we cannot always respond in a timely manner to online requests for information.

All links to other websites are part of efforts to serve our community and provide them with outside information and news. Healthy Child Healthy World is not responsible for the content of these linked websites and such linkage does not constitute endorsement of those sites by Healthy Child.

Opinions and views expressed by individuals as postings on Healthy Child Healthy World’s social media sites are not necessarily those of the organization, its agents, employees, staff or members of its board of directors.

Last Updated September 10, 2022.