Arkansas Department of Human Services Website Wins International Award

June 18, 2021
By Rhiannon Barber

New recognized for excellence in government website

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) has received an international award program’s highest honor for its newly designed website. Chosen among 5,000 entries worldwide, was recognized with the Award of Excellence in the government website category at the 2021 Communicator Awards.

“We are excited to receive this honor for our redesigned website,,” said Amy Webb, DHS Chief of Communications and Community Engagement. “We worked hard to create a comprehensive website that was easy for clients and the public to navigate.”

The redesigned combines curated content from each of the department’s divisions into one streamlined user experience and consolidates many other sites that existed outside of the old DHS site into one user-friendly design.

DHS worked with the state’s digital services provider, NIC Arkansas, to design the modern, responsive website and build an inclusive user experience across all platforms. NIC Arkansas is part of NIC Inc., a wholly owned division of Tyler Technologies.

Rhiannon Barber

Rhiannon Barber

Before joining INA as Marketing Manager in 2016, Rhiannon spent ten years as a crew member for four major television networks and several film companies, and incorporated her own company in 2010. A zealous outdoorsman, Rhiannon enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping with her husband and daughter.

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