ICF Health Research and Evaluation

Health Research + Evaluation

ICF International offers health research and evaluation expertise that enables health-focused clients with tight budgets to realize program success.



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.

Proof of excellence can be found in ICF's long and consistent history of on-time, in-budget performance, and well-received evaluation products. Drawing on decades of experience, ICF’s health research and evaluation experts blend scientific rigor with practicality. Our core research and evaluation services include:

  • Survey research
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental research
  • Performance measurement
  • Program evaluation
  • Systematic reviews
  • Economic evaluation

ICF designs and implements a broad range of quantitative and qualitative health research and evaluation projects, including global demographic and health surveys. We help our health-focused clients identify which programs yield the best return on investment.

Health Research and Evaluation Institute(REI) 

ICF’s Research and Evaluation Institute (REI) provides expertise in health research and evaluation. Click here to learn more.


Featured Resources

  • Survey research—ICF’s work provides the fundamental data for identifying public health issues that need attention.
  • Experimental and quasi-experimental research—ICF’s highly controlled studies analyze program outcomes to advance evidence-based services.
  • Performance measurement—ICF helps clients develop appropriate success measures and collect, manage, and interpret performance data.
  • Program evaluation—ICF determines if clients are achieving desired results and helps build evaluation capacity for staff and stakeholders.
  • Systematic reviews—ICF’s rigorous literature analysis protocols help clients compare and aggregate data across studies.
  • Economic evaluation—ICF’s cost analyses and econometric modeling help determine programs’ true value.
  • Secondary data analysis—ICF analyzes large data sets using multiple analytical techniques.
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
    • Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
  • The World Bank
  • Project

    Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) National Evaluation for Systems of Care

    ICF was awarded a series of contracts by SAMHSA to conduct the national evaluation of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, which was designed to respond to a critical lack of available treatment services for children affected by serious emotional disorders.

  • Project

    Global Fund Evaluation

    ICF International evaluated whether the Global Fund’s investment in Cambodia’s community system's strengthening programs has improved the effectiveness, efficiency, and results of the HIV, TB, and malaria programs.

  • Project

    Veterans Health Administration Survey of Enrollees

    ICF International conducted a survey to help the Veteran Health Affairs Administration (VHA) understand enrolled veterans' health care needs and their use of Veteran Affairs (VA) health care services and programs.

  • Project

    MEASURE Evaluation

    ICF International plays a key role in MEASURE Evaluation’s efforts to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of malaria and other infectious disease programs throughout the world.

  • Project

    Child Labor and Human Trafficking

    Since 2005, ICF has helped the U.S. Department of Labor better understand the nature of child and forced labor around the world and the effectiveness of programs to combat it.

  • Project

    Evaluation of the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Hypertension Management Program

    ICF International conducted a rigorous evaluation of Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO) Hypertension Management Program (HMP) to better understand implementation processes and the effectiveness of the program in improving specific hypertension-related outcomes.

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