DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has launched a new department website that also features a refreshed logo design.
The robust site's design is meant to provide an simpler experience for the food and health facilities industry, State agency, and general public audiences that the agency serves. Site visitors have multiple ways to connect with the information they need, including a main navigation, links to FAQs and contacts, and a search bar. Links and information about the subject areas for which the agency is contacted about most often - such as food business licensing, how to file complaints, and how to request inspection records - are also prominent on the website's home page.
The new site features:
- A simpler layout to enable users to get to the information they need more easily;
- Direct links on the home page to some of DIA's most requested information; and
- An "alert" bar that can be turned on or off, for important or breaking news (which currrently is linked to the department's COVID-19 web page).
Several improvements will continue be made over the next few months, including additional content and FAQs, an updated search function for nursing homes and other health facilities, and a more flexible and user-friendly interface for the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry.
"I'm very pleased our department was able to bring this new site to fruition for DIA customers," said DIA Director Larry Johnson, Jr. "It's our goal to make interacting with DIA as easy as possible, which includes creating a modern online presence."
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals is committed to protecting the health and safety of Iowans through regulation and oversight of health care, food, and gaming; application of administrative law; and investigation of Medicaid and welfare fraud.