ICF's services in the public health field range from support for basic and clinical research to the diffusion of evidence-based knowledge and practices to health providers and health consumers. We work with researchers, clinicians, policymakers, media outlets, and national and community-based organizations to help keep America healthy.
ICF leverages its domain expertise in public health across the spectrum of implementation services to maximize the impact of our client’s programs. The intersection of our health and environment expertise creates strong bioinformatics and scientific computing capabilities. Our health informatics and health communication services derive knowledge and experience from the collaboration of our information technology and strategic marketing experts. We further extend our reach by combining our depth in emergency management to excel in emergency medical preparedness. Our years of service to defense and veteran’s agencies overlap with our breadth of services in health as evidenced by our medical simulation work.
Behavior and Disease Surveillance Services
ICF provides behavior and disease surveillance services to evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions and to plan new programs.
ICF is the largest provider of youth and adult tobacco-use surveys. We operate a registry that collects, processes, and reports on U.S. cancer incidence and mortality rates. We’ve also assessed physical education and food service in schools across the United States to monitor programs and policies targeting childhood obesity.
More than three decades of experience gives us thorough command of our clients’ protocols, guidelines, and preferences. We help them measure program success, make informed decisions, and reach their health program goals with:
Our team features seasoned researchers, statisticians, programmers, interviewers, and data processors. We conduct behavior and risk surveillance surveys and bring context to our findings for meaningful, actionable results.
Data Management & Dissemination
ICF provides health data management and dissemination services that enable health leaders worldwide to maximize data value and optimize decision-making to advance their missions.
ICF works with clients at each step in the health data management and dissemination lifecycle to:
By combining process improvement techniques and technology solutions, ICF designs, develops, hosts, and implements information-management architectures and data structures for health clients. We are also committed to building our clients’ capacity to develop and maintain health data management systems and monitor and evaluate their programs.
Because we provide technical expertise as well as deep expertise in health issues, we help our clients investigate data to extract the meaning within. From clinical trials information on the web to data coordinating centers and detailed publications, we help audiences access and make sense of complex health data.
Public Health Preparedness
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.
With more than 20 years of experience in public health, emergency management, and preparedness, ICF combines this expertise with proficiency in information technology, program and risk management, and strategic communications to deliver high quality and innovative services to our clients.
ICF supports clients throughout the entire preparedness cycle in prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Our experience translates into a variety of valuable public health and medical initiatives, including:
ICF offers proven methodologies to help strengthen public health and medical planning, training, and response initiatives. Our toolkits enable public health agencies to plan, conduct, and evaluate drills and exercises for various scenarios.
We bring together emergency management, first responders, and public health personnel to train for effective responses during the first 48 hours of a public health incident, and we manage the recovery and rebuilding efforts following response operations. Our multifaceted solutions address policy- and decision-making, communications, resource coordination, personnel management, and procedure implementation.
ICF also helps clients measure the performance of their plans. Our metrics are especially valuable for programs that distribute grants on a regional and national level. Similarly, grantees can use these metrics to demonstrate the success of their efforts and pursue additional funding.
Informatics & Systems
ICF delivers health informatics and systems that enable clients to obtain and disseminate top-quality health data and make informed clinical and policy decisions.
Drawing on more than four decades of experience, ICF works with leaders in U.S. government agencies to adopt new health informatics strategies and systems—ones that improve the acquisition, distribution, analysis, and use of data for the benefit of public health.
ICF has a long history of working with clients to design innovative, practical health informatics and systems that make optimal use of resources and deliver a solid return on investment. Our core health informatics offerings include:
ICF helps health-focused clients determine what information they need and what types of impacts the information will have on decision-making. Using the latest technology and rigorous strategic planning, we help capture, analyze, and share the information that clients need to achieve their missions and demonstrate the value of their health initiatives.
Training & Technical Assistance
ICF delivers customized training and technical assistance to help clients design, implement, and evaluate health programs.
From developing instructional materials to strengthening health research, ICF employs the latest learning management and e-learning systems for health-focused clients. We help clients acquire the knowledge and capacity to sustain and grow their health programs independently.
Our versatile health training offerings include:
We also tailor our health program technical assistance to fit client needs, helping each select the best approaches to cost effectively maximize learning for health issues. Our vast range of technical support and capacity-building services for health programs includes:
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