ICF International Awarded Over $17M Task Order to Support Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Underage Drinking Prevention Initiatives
Firm Will Assist with Developing Prevention Health Communications
Fairfax, Virginia, September 22, 2009 -
Macro International (ICF Macro), a subsidiary of ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), was recently awarded a new task order under its U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide support to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives. This recompete, five-year agreement, which consists of one base year and four option years, is valued at over $17 million.
ICF Macro will provide a wide range of tasks that include conducting national forums, facilitating thousands of local town hall meetings, developing and managing innovative Web sites and social networking sites, and assisting with other social marketing and health communications activities. The contract will apply best practices to serve CSAP's diverse audiences of youth, parents, health practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and media professionals.
"We are honored to be chosen to work on this important contract," said William Beard, project director. "Data shows that underage alcohol use is by far the leading substance abuse problem among our nation's youth. This contract will allow us to continue addressing the underage drinking problem and to build upon previous accomplishments we've made working with SAMHSA to reduce underage drinking."
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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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