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Christine Walrath: ICF to Help HHS Evaluate National Suicide Prevention Programs

ICF logo_EbizICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) has won a potential five-year, $18.5 million task order to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review federally funded suicide prevention programs.

ICF said Monday it will also work with HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to design, implement and disseminate strategies for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline center and the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program.

Christine Walrath, ICF vice president, said the company has supported SAMHSA-backed initiatives for almost 10 years.

“We are thrilled to continue to work with the suicide prevention branch, and in partnership with renowned leaders in the field of suicide prevention, to evaluate, identify and promote best life-saving interventions and practices, ” Walrath added.

The company will also provide evaluation and infrastructure development services for a new SAMHSA mental health program that aims to reduce substance abuse and suicidal behavior among Native American people.

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