HHS Awards ICF $25 Million Public Health Preparedness IDIQ



Oct 5, 2017

ICF Will Support Operation of Critical Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway

Lauren Dyke
Vice President, Communications

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) recently awarded ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and technology services provider, a new contract to continue the development and operation of the agency’s information gateway and technical assistance center for healthcare system preparedness and response.

The single-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a contract ceiling of $25 million and a term of five years including one base and four option years.

ICF will support ASPR in the day-to-day operations of its Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange Program (TRACIE), a critical one-stop shop created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of healthcare providers, emergency managers and public health practitioners preparing for and responding to public health emergencies and natural disasters.

“Healthcare providers are already pushed to their limits taking care of the day-to-day needs of their communities,” said John Paczkowski, senior vice president for ICF. “When a disaster strikes, these providers need to respond quickly and decisively to ensure the safety of community members in their care. TRACIE plays an essential role in helping them prepare for such events and respond appropriately with vetted, reliable, up-to-the-minute information, direct technical assistance and peer-to-peer sharing.”

ICF assisted ASPR in the initial conceptualization and requirements gathering process, build out and launch of TRACIE in 2015. Since then, TRACIE has received over 150,000 visits to its website, responded to over 2,200 technical assistance requests, and now has a cadre of nearly 500 subject matter experts on standby for tailored direct support. TRACIE also has over 3,100 information exchange members and its listserv reaches over 150,000 stakeholders.

ICF helps clients at all levels of government and the private sector prepare for the public health, healthcare and medical consequences of all hazards, disasters and emergencies. Read more about ICF’s support for TRACIE and the company’s resilience, emergency management, preparedness and disaster recovery capabilities.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with approximately 7,500 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.

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