HIV/AIDS Program Support + Expertise

ICF International offers professional services along the entire continuum of HIV/AIDS program needs—from multidisciplinary research and evaluation, to management consulting, marketing and communications, training and technical assistance, and information technology.

 

 

In August 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new estimates of the annual number of new HIV infections (HIV incidence) in the United States. The estimates, for 2006 through 2009, are the first multiyear estimates using CDC’s national HIV incidence surveillance methodology, which is based on direct measurement of new HIV infections using a laboratory test that can classify new diagnoses as either recent or long-standing HIV infections. The new estimates suggest that overall HIV incidence in the United States has been relatively stable and also underscore some key HIV prevention challenges that require urgent action.

ICF’s HIV/AIDS portfolio combines the expertise of hundreds of public health, information technology, behavioral science, cultural competence, technical assistance and capacity building, substance abuse and mental health, and other professionals necessary for successful HIV/AIDS related programs and activities. We have a long and continuing relationship with the CDC and its domestic and international projects. CDC recently awarded ICF $1,117,110 to continue support of the National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation Service Center.

ICF has also been participating in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program for more than two decades and was recently awarded a $2.7 million contract to conduct an Independent Evaluation of the Affordable Medicines Facility Malaria Phase 1 for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund).

 

Related Resources

  • Surveys and needs assessments—For more than 30 years, ICF has conducted health-focused surveys with a combination of sampling techniques, mixed-mode and technology-enhanced research methodologies, and local-language interviewing.
  • Research and evaluation—ICF applies tested methodologies and best practices to deliver top-quality results and help clients keep their programs on target. We begin each evaluation by working closely with the client to understand the scope, purpose, and setting of the activity to be examined. A team of social scientists then details an evaluation design that employs sound methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Health communications—ICF uses both traditional tactics and innovative tools to craft precise, culturally appropriate messages and materials that resonate with target markets and help improve quality of life and health outcomes. Our health communications work is solidly grounded in research, evaluation, and best practices, and focuses on a wide range of messages. ICF also offers full creative and media capabilities. From graphic artists and media buyers to social media experts and video producers, we can design and deploy all assets of high-impact, action-oriented communications.
  • Disease and behavioral surveillance—More than three decades of experience gives ICF thorough command of our clients’ protocols, guidelines, and preferences. We help them measure program success, make informed decisions, and reach their health program goals.
  • Data collection and analysis—Drawing on more than four decades of experience, ICF works with leaders in U.S. government agencies to adopt new health informatics strategies and systems—ones that improve the acquisition, distribution, analysis, and use of data for the benefit of public health. We have a long history of working with clients to design innovative, practical health informatics and systems that make optimal use of resources and deliver a solid return on investment.
  • Training and technical assistance—From developing instructional materials to strengthening health research, ICF employs the latest learning management and e-learning systems for health-focused clients. We help clients acquire the knowledge and capacity to sustain and grow their health programs independently.
  • Project

    Global AIDS Program

    ICF’s landmark five-country evaluation for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) helped inform reauthorization of the initiative and set new targets and goals.

  • Project

    National HIV Prevention Monitoring and Evaluation Training

    The National HIV Prevention Monitoring and Evaluation Training service center provides consistent and efficient technical assistance to more than 200 HIV prevention awardees in the United States.

  • AIDS.gov

    AIDS.gov Website

    ICF created the AIDS.gov website for the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, incorporating best practices in design, information architecture, usability, and mobile and interactive media development.

  • Articles and Books

    Individual and Community-level Determinants of Social Acceptance of People Living with HIV in Kenya: Results from a National Population-based Survey

    This study investigated the influence of individual- and community-level factors on accepting attitudes toward people living with HIV in Kenya. Three indicators of accepting attitudes were examined: 1) willingness to care for an infected household member, 2) willingness to buy vegetables from an infected vendor, and 3) willingness to allow an infected female teacher to continue teaching.

  • Articles and Books

    Comparison of HIV Prevalence Estimate from Sentinel Surveillance and a National Population-Based Survey in Uganda 2004-2005

    Published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, May 1, 2009, by Vinod Mishra and Anne Cross of ICF International and other collaborators. This study compared HIV seroprevalence estimates from Uganda's antenatal clinic (ANC) sentinel surveillance system with those for the nationally representative, population-based Uganda HIV/AIDS Sero-Behavioral Survey (UHSBS). The study concluded that while ANC sentinel surveillance remains an important tool for monitoring the HIV/AIDS epidemic, national population-based sero-surveys conducted at regular intervals can compliment ANC sentinel surveillance and can allow adjustment of ANC-based estimates.

  • Articles and Books

    Trends in Primary and Secondary Abstinence Among Kenyan Youth

    The study examined data from Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys in 1993, 1998, and 2003 to examine ten-year trends in primary and secondary abstinence among never-married youth aged 15-24 and to explore the role of HIV prevention knowledge, schooling, and contextual factors in affecting their abstinence behaviors.

  • Tamara LamiaTamara Lamia

    Senior Manager

    Expertise in: Health
  • Paul TopetePaul Topete

    Manager

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation
  • Devona OvertonDevona Overton

    Program Director

    Expertise in: Strategic Communications + Marketing, Health
  • Velez CarlosCarlos Vélez

    Vice President

    Expertise in: Health, IT Solutions, Research + Evaluation
  • Kira SloopKira Sloop

    Vice President

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation
  • Martin VaessenMartin Vaessen

    Senior Vice President

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation, Surveys, Training + Technical Assistance

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  • Oct
    18
    2012

    ICF International Awarded $5 Million Contract with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a re-compete contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide support to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Regional Health Administrators (RHAs). The contract has a value of $5 million and covers a term of one base year and two option years.

 
 

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