ICF International Awarded New $11.6 Million Contract by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Support Community Efforts to Combat Obesity and Reduce Tobacco Use
ICF to Develop Resource Center for Communities Putting Prevention to Work Program
Fairfax, Virginia, May 18, 2010 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a new $11.6 million multi-year contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop a resource center for broad-scale community action to reduce chronic disease.
Under terms of the agreement, ICF International will develop a comprehensive resource center that will provide expert information on policy, systems and environmental change, technical assistance, training, tools, and materials to the 44 communities funded by CDC through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Program. The resource center will also disseminate on-line training and lessons learned to communities across the nation wishing to replicate successes.
This program is the cornerstone of a comprehensive HHS prevention and wellness initiative funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. CPPW grantees address the leading preventable causes of death and disability, namely obesity and tobacco use, by expanding the use of practice and evidence-based strategies and programs, mobilizing resources at the community level, and strengthening the capacity of communities and states.
"We are honored to support HHS and CDC in their goals of reducing risk factors, preventing and delaying chronic disease, promoting wellness in children and adults, and providing positive, sustainable health change in communities," said Jeanne Townend, senior vice president for ICF International. "Further, we are pleased to be joined in this worthwhile effort by leaders in the field of policy, system, and environmental change, such as the Prevention Institute, Community Initiatives, and Public Health Law & Policy."
About ICF International
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 http://www.icfi.com.
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