ICF Health Surveys and Data Collection

Health Surveys + Data Collection

ICF International conducts vital health-focused surveys and collects data that help U.S. and global health agencies identify and monitor health risks and quickly deliver targeted, effective interventions.



For more than 30 years, our experts have conducted health-focused surveys with a combination of sampling techniques, mixed-mode and technology-enhanced research methodologies, and local-language interviewing.

Our end-to-end survey and data collection capabilities include:

  • Telephone interviewing with computer-aided quality control and rapid data compilation
  • Face-to-face interviewing via computer to contact hard-to-reach populations, monitor data collection activities, and facilitate communication
  • Self-interviewing to enable survey participants to enter data electronically without interviewer assistance when appropriate
  • Cell phone research, including electronic incentives and text messaging, to make cell phone interviewing successful
  • Data coordination to choose protocols, establish procedures, maintain quality control, and produce standardized data sets for analysis

ICF’s survey and data collection professionals provide objectivity and a deep understanding of health-focused programs and best practices. ICF partners with clients to maintain strict security and adhere to all relevant privacy legislation.

In addition, our institutional review board and knowledge of U.S. government clearance processes help to facilitate rapid and effective health program outcomes.


Featured Resources

  • Health risk behavior surveillance—ICF measures public knowledge of the risks and benefits of behaviors, such as exercise and diet.
  • Demographic and health surveys—ICF helps governments in 85 developing countries track health issues ranging from malaria to domestic violence and drive culturally appropriate initiatives. In the process, ICF has reshaped the way the world thinks about the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
  • Disease surveillance—ICF helps more than 30 countries track HIV infection rates and has worked extensively with the nationwide system of U.S. cancer registries.
  • Brookmar, Inc.
  • Numerous state departments of health
  • Project HOPE
  • U.S. Agency for International Developmenet (USAID)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • University of Washington
  • Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
  • Project

    Gulf States Population Survey

    During 2011, ICF will be conducting the Gulf States Population Survey to provide timely, precise data about the mental and behavioral health issues of Gulf Coast residents potentially impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • 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

    Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

    ICF's data collection efforts for BRFSS surveys support public health programs and legislative efforts that improve the physical and mental health of hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.

  • Project

    GC 13 Household Survey

    ICF is responsible for programming and hosting the (Computer-assisted Personal Interview) CAPI data collection tools for the University of Washington’s international study to develop better instruments and methods for measuring population health, particularly in resource-poor settings.

  • Project

    C-8 Health Project

    ICF programmed and hosted a web survey fielding for five months, which collected data related to the medical history of people who may have suffered ill effects from exposure to the chemical compound commonly referred to as C-8.

  • Project

    USAID Haiti Baseline Survey

    ICF International, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, completed a multisectoral baseline study in three geographic areas of Haiti.

  • Project

    The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program

    ICF International implements The DHS Program, which has provided technical assistance to more than 300 surveys in 90+ countries.

  • Kevin ZhangDr. Kevin Zhang

    Technical Director

    Expertise in: Health, IT Solutions
  • Trevor CroftTrevor Croft

    Technical Director

    Expertise in: Health, Surveys, Research + Evaluation
  • Dr. Ann Way

    Senior Program Director

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation, International Development, Surveys
  • Guillermo RojasGuillermo Rojas

    Technical Director

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation, Surveys
  • Sunita KishorDr. Sunita Kishor

    Technical Director

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation, Surveys, International Development
  • Dr. Ruilin Ren

    Senior Technical Specialist

    Expertise in: Health, Research + Evaluation, Surveys
  • Fred ArnoldDr. Fred Arnold

    Senior Fellow

    Expertise in: Research + Evaluation, Surveys, Health

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