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ICF International Granted $5 Million Task Order


ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) revealed Thursday that it was granted a new task order recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). According to the company, the task order, which was issued under the recently granted Communication Services blanket purchase agreement, was valued approximately $4.8 million with a term of two years.

ICF said it would monitor the development of a big-scale, targeted communications campaign meant to raise awareness about the risks in connection with prescription opioid abuse. The company added that among its responsibilities under the task order, it would oversee development and placement of digital and social media ads and maintain an active social media presence for the campaign.

Aside from that, the company would establish online, mobile-accessible training for providers. It would also create tools, training and outreach to encourage implementation of CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain by physicians and other healthcare providers. This work supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' commitment to address the opioid crisis as a top priority and intensify its efforts to reduce opioid misuse and abuse.

ICF VP, Frances Heiling, commented, "Prescription drug overdose affects a vast number of Americans and their families each year. Our communications work on the risks of illicit drug use has given us a solid understanding of the impact of prescription opioid abuse on our society. We look forward to working with the CDC to help dissect and communicate this complex issue to increase its visibility across a variety of audiences and reduce the incidence of drug-related deaths in the United States."

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