IQ Solutions Wins The Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative Contract

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Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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IQ Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide Communications and Logistics Support to The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM (HEAL) Initiative within the NIH Office of the Director/Immediate Office of the Director.

The HEAL Initiative is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions intended to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Almost every NIH Institute and Center is accelerating research to address this public health emergency from all angles. The Initiative is organized into six research focus areas. Within those focus areas, 12 NIH Institutes and Centers are leading 25 research programs to find scientific solutions to the opioid crisis.

"With our partners, the NIH will take an 'all hands on deck' approach to developing and delivering the scientific tools that will help end this crisis and prevent it from reemerging in the future."
— Nora Volkow, M.D. and Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., New England Journal of Medicine, 2017

IQ Solutions is honored to be tasked to provide a full range of communications services, including communications research, creative design, materials development, science writing, events management, and web management and hosting, over a three-year contract period.

This contract win adds yet another NIH Office to the many Offices/Divisions that IQ Solutions has been supporting across their 26-year history with the NIH, providing them with exceptional public health communication, research, and digital solutions.

“IQ Solutions shares a deep understanding of the science and behaviors that contribute to addiction. We have a strong knowledge base in prevention tactics and effective messaging that align with our shared interest in informing the public about the dangers of drug misuse. We look forward to helping NIH curtail the opioid crisis,” said Ileana Quintas, CEO and founder of IQ Solutions.

The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative | NIH HEAL Initiative

IQ Solutions is a full-service company focused on health education and communications, supported by evidence-based research and innovative digital technology (IT). This year marks 25 years of our commitment to advancing public health. For more information on how IQ Solutions can provide your organization with a complete range of strategic communications and IT services to help you reach your goals, please contact Julie Hentz, Director of Social Issue Marketing, by email at

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