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ICF has been at the center of critical global health issues for nearly half a century, working in close collaboration with our clients to advance quality of life through improved health outcomes.

The stakes are high, with threats like obesity, cancer, smoking, and HIV/AIDS reaching beyond the boundaries of medicine and science into the realms of technology and public policy. From developing the Smokefree.gov campaign that doubled the likelihood of someone kicking the habit to building HIV.gov as a mobile-first resource for the HIV/AIDS community, ICF has the in-house talent to integrate innovation with technology for pioneering solutions leaving a positive and lasting impact on the field.

We are health professionals who have devoted our careers to addressing complex health issues in a responsible, sustainable way. The ICF health team comprises more than 1,000 individuals who are highly respected practitioners and scientists, offering practical and insightful intellectual leadership as editors of leading publications, fellows of prestigious organizations, authors of peer-reviewed scientific literature, and frequent speakers at conferences.

Our long-standing work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes the largest continuously running health survey system in the world and the most-cited surveillance studies of children and adolescents. We have supported mental health and substance abuse initiatives; developed and evaluated obesity prevention policies and programs; tracked physical activity, fitness, and health behaviors; and created messages and materials to improve the public's understanding about the importance of healthy eating and active living.

Improving lives often depends on getting reliable information into the hands of the people who need it, paired with robust solutions to support information dissemination. The National Cancer Institute entrusted ICF to plan and implement a strategy for sharing research findings that advance its mission on the cancer front, while the National Science Foundation needed our expertise to modernize a data system from 1951. From server administration and project management to web development and logistical support, ICF has consistently demonstrated its ability to use technology to advance the missions of U.S. federal health and science organizations.

In the UK, ICF works with nonprofits and the National Health Service to evaluate innovative approaches to cancer care and supports EU-wide action on smoking and dietary health initiatives. Our work in the developed world is leveraged for the benefit of the developing world, resulting in data and tools for organizations like United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve outcomes from infectious and chronic diseases.

From any point in a program's life cycle, ICF can help clients navigate complex public health issues and address related attitudes and behaviors. Whether we're conducting health-focused surveys, managing confidential data, motivating behavior change, or building the capacity of others, ICF knows how to put all the pieces together to inform data-driven decisions when time is of the essence and resources are constrained.

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