Learn more about the Health Features Expansion Program
Frequently Asked Questions
By applying for these health features, your channel may be eligible to be identified as an authoritative health source on YouTube. Once approved, your videos will have an information panel containing context for users that the videos they are watching are from licensed healthcare professionals. Additionally, your videos will be eligible to show up in our "Health Sources” shelf at or near the top of search when users search for answers to questions about health topics.
Organizations, as well as individual licensed healthcare professionals, are eligible for these features. For organizations, a licensed professional must apply on behalf of the organization’s channel and attest that they have oversight and review the videos on the organization’s channel to ensure the content aligns with the CMSS principles and that the health information in those videos is evidence-based and medically accurate.
Being accepted means:
All of your videos will get a label that helps users understand you’re licensed (if you’re applying as an individual) or that your organization has a licensed healthcare professional. These labels provide additional context to users when they are watching videos from your channel
Videos that are on your channel and are relevant to a user’s health search will be eligible to appear on the ‘from health sources shelf’
You must apply separately for each channel that you would like to receive these features. You can submit your license information for more than one channel, assuming you oversee the content for each channel.