Editorial Policy for Healthyblackmen.org (HBM)
HBM is an independent media service designed to provide news, information, and resources to our audience. Current or potential sponsors do not have any editorial decision-making role. HBM Editorial board are requested to disclose any potential conflicts of interest (perceived or otheriwse).
Such disclosure must be made to the Executive Editor to determine whether the interest presents a conflict and, if so, what must be done to eliminate it. The HBM Editorial team (e.g. writers, photographers, etc.) is charged with the responsibility of providing objective, accurate, and balanced accounts of events and issues.
Any unintentional use of copyrighted or licensed material on this website should be brought to our immediate attention at Blackmenshealth@gmail.com for removal. As a non-profit program of the Health Institute for Men (EIN: 26-3801200) it’s not our intent or policy to use content without permission.
Sponsored Content and Advertising
In using our site, you will potentially see that some content, buttons, badges and banners are labeled “Sponsored”, “From Our Sponsor” or “Advertisement”. This content may not have been reviewed by the Editorial staff and is not subject to this Editorial Policy.
We are committed to providing accurate, clear, and error-free information to help you make informed health and wellness decisions and for personal enjoyment. Our policy is to make corrections or clarifications to original content when necessary. We take prompt action to edit even minor errors like spelling, grammar, or stylistic changes. Because style changes do not change the meaning of the content, those kinds of “style” changes will be updated on our site without notice. If we identify errors that are material to the content, or are factual or substance errors, we will update the content and note those corrections. This corrections policy only applies to HBM original content, including, but not limited to, news, feature articles, or original reference material. Any corrections to licensed or third party content are the responsibility of the publisher. If you believe you have found an error in any of our content, let us know by sending an email to our team using the “Contact Us” page in the header section of our Site.
Our mission at healthyblackmen.org (HBM) is to bring accurate health information and resources to black men everywhere. We want to ensure that HBM is your personal resource that helps you live your healthiest life.
In the United States, men of African descent are overrepresented among all health disparity measures; A fact that has remained for more than a hundred years. This is why we are committed to providing accurate, relevant, and interesting information and resources on a variety of health topics. We believe that your healthiest life is also your best life. Our team of medical experts, public health professionals, writers, and others are constantly working to deliver current and compelling health information to encourage healthier behaviors and decisions. HBM is not a substitute for professional healthcare. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a health or medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on our website.
Our content policies and procedures are a guide for the reader and our internal team to create the most accurate, engaging and useful health content on the web. Healthyblackmen.org aggregates and develops original content based upon criteria:
- Relevance – Topics and information that could affect how you manage your health.
- Facts– Content that is rooted in evidence and/or accepted by the medical, public health, research, and other relevant communities
- Clinical Impact – Medical research findings in published in peer-reviewed medical journals, health publications, websites, etc.
- Health & Social Trends – Interests that connect social issues, social justice,and other health/medical topics to men of African descent.
Our Content Is Different
The words, videos, links, images, etc. are uniquely tailored to black men and we believe resonates with our audience. HBM is a leader when it comes to publishing health and lifestyle information for black men on the web. We are a credible, consistent, reliable source of health and lifestyle information presented in a digital magazine format.
Editorial Integrity – HBM’s journalistic responsibility is to make a clear distinction between news, features, reference, and other information, so that individuals can readily distinguish independent editorial information from paid, promotional information.
Editorial Independence – HBM continuously strives to maintain the highest journalistic standards, principles of fairness, accuracy, objectivity, and responsible reporting.