Healia is the premier consumer health search engine for finding high quality and personalized health information on the Web. It serves as an independent, unbiased gateway to the highest quality health information resources. Searching for health information is much more complex and dependent on individual needs than searching for other types of information. Healia is optimized for health search by integrating cutting-edge technology including health "intelligence" to provide the best results for health queries. The Healia health search engine was developed over a span of more than four years under a multiyear competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, the focal point for health research in the United States.