October 21, 2008
Department of Health and Human Services Awards ICF International Contract Valued at $4M
Z-Tech, a subsidiary of ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), announced today that it was awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide regionally based technical assistance and training for preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The three-year contract, which began in September 2008, is valued at $4 million. This covers one base year and two one-year option periods.
Under the HHS contract, ICF will support the agency's Regional Health Administrators RHA in their efforts to promote awareness for and prevent the spread of these diseases by 1) establishing a targeted nationwide health promotion and disease prevention network; 2) establishing partnerships at the community level to promote disease awareness and testing, as well as activities to reduce the stigma associated with these diseases; and 3) providing HIV/AIDS and STD awareness and disease prevention training to high school and college students and training them on methods for passing prevention messages on to their peers.
"ICF's expert national network of public health professionals is well-versed in the complex issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and STDs," said Ellen Glover, ICF executive vice president. "This expertise, combined with considerable experience working with HHS, other federal health agencies, and leading AIDS/HIV organizations, as well as our proven experience operating regionally-based technical assistance programs for HHS, will ensure that ICF meets the programmatic goals of this important mission."
About Z-Tech and ICF International
With the addition of Z-Tech, ICF International now offers the services of an established leader in health information and health technology services. Z-Tech provides full life-cycle services in grants management, bioinformatics, scientific computing, modeling and simulation, software engineering, Web design and development, and health technology solutions. Together, ICF and Z-Tech have expanded capabilities to assist governments at all levels and private organizations to develop more effective health information technology, health communications, health policy analysis, and health information clearinghouses.
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management 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 analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com.
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