ICF International Awarded New $11.7 Million Contract to Support CDC Program to Combat Obesity and Tobacco Use
Fairfax, Virginia, September 21, 2010 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a new $11.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contract has a term of three years. The contract is awarded under a CDC National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities ID/IQ task order.
ICF will provide comprehensive evaluation support to the CDC's "Communities Putting Prevention to Work" (CPPW) initiative, the cornerstone of a comprehensive HHS prevention and wellness initiative funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 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. ICF will monitor and report on the progress made by the grantees, deliver evaluation and technical assistance, and support a variety of evaluation components of the CPPW initiative.
"We are honored once again to support CDC in its 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.
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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