The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded IQ Solutions and our strategic partner, John Snow, Inc., a 5-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling value of $45 million to provide professional services in information technology, communication, and education in support of the National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).
NPIN is operated by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). NCHHSTP fosters key strategic alliances, program collaboration, and service integration and aims to reduce new infections of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB)—as well as related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities—by providing guidance and funding to support multidisciplinary programs, policy, research, surveillance, and evaluation across the four diseases. NCHHSTP emphasizes prevention through collaboration with the health care system to create linkages, leverage synergies, and enhance health outcomes. To support CDC’s partners in their efforts to reach populations at greatest risk, NPIN leverages technology to provide timely, high-quality, accurate, science-based resources and information through the use of Web communities, development and delivery of targeted in-person and online training and technical assistance, stakeholder engagement, and wide dissemination of information, materials, and resources. Through this contract, our project team has the opportunity to develop a wide range of technology and communications services that address NCHHSTP program goals.
CDC has established seven “winnable battles” that define the agency’s priorities for improving the nation’s public health. The battle against HIV in the United States is of particular importance to NCHHSTP. NPIN is a primary tool in winning this battle as well as the battles against viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. NPIN is well known to its partners as a critical source of evidence-based information and resources for helping to prevent all four diseases. Partners served by NPIN include other CDC stakeholders, other federal agencies, state health departments, AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, and national organizations including those specific to African American, Hispanic or Latino, and other populations.
IQ Solutions is a full-service company focused on innovative health education and communications, supported by evidence-based research and advanced information technology. They are recognizing more than 20 years committed to the support of public health.