ICF International to Conduct School Health Policies and Practices Study

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) has won a 32-month contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct the School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) 2012. The contract is worth $7.2 million.

ICF International will compile data from state agencies in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and collect data directly from a nationally representative sample of school districts, schools, and classrooms. ICF International conducted the SHPPS in 1994 and 2006.

James Ross, senior VP for ICF International said of the award, “The award of this contract continues our long history of working with DASH. To continue building on the relationships and knowledge base established during the fielding of SHPPS 2006 is an exciting endeavor.  The information collected by this study will be used at the national, state, and local levels to assess and shape the future of school health programs.”

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