IQ Solutions, a Hispanic- and woman-owned business, is proudly commemorating 30 years since its founding in Rockville, Maryland, as a public health communications and technology firm. Led by Founder and CEO Ileana Quintas since 1993, IQ Solutions is driven by a mission to enhance health equity and a health communications mantra: Knowledge Improves Lives.

IQ Solutions 30 Years of Excellence with celebratory balloons

IQ Solutions, a trailblazer in the realm of public health, leading-edge communications, and digital innovations, has grown from its beginnings as a two-person home-based business to a staff of 250, comprising a diverse mix of cultures and nationalities representing 28 countries. Every day, IQ Solutions staff members use audience-tailored approaches to address a broad scope of health conditions within the areas of mental health, alcohol and substance use, tobacco use and control, maternal and child health, minority health, physical and chronic health conditions, HIV/AIDS, and aging.

With the rise of COVID-19 in 2020, IQ Solutions is addressing a broad scope of new communications issues, ranging from promoting clinical trial participation in communities of color to supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bridge Access Program to connect under- and uninsured populations to lifesaving vaccines.

2023 marks 30 years that IQ Solutions has been supporting governmental and nongovernmental organizations with cutting edge public health communications, focused on evidence-based research and using the most current and effective digital channels, reaching people where they access trusted information.

We honor the diverse and talented people at IQ Solutions who work hard every day to improve the nation’s health and who have made our growth and longevity possible. We are sincerely grateful for the many clients who have placed their trust in our expertise to help them exceed their public health goals.

The years ahead hold new opportunities and approaches to improving quality of life for all, and we are eager to make our mark.

–Ileana Quintas, CEO and Founder, IQ Solutions

In recognition of its 30th anniversary, on October 27, 2023, IQ Solutions hosted a celebratory evening gala at the REACH at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This event served as a testament to IQ Solutions’ unwavering dedication to enhancing public health, and a celebration of their staff, many of whom have been with the company for over 25 years.

In advance of this celebration, IQ Solutions matched employee contributions to several philanthropic initiatives that echo IQ Solutions’ vision of fostering well-being across the lifespan, such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Active Minds, and the Children’s Inn at NIH.

Over the past three decades, IQ Solutions has forged impactful partnerships with a wide range of federal agencies, including the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Additionally, collaborations with nonprofit organizations and foundations, including the Morehouse School of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Students Against Destructive Decisions, among others, have led to the development of scalable and specific solutions for topics ranging from hunger and homelessness to seat belt safety education.

IQ Solutions has been honored with many industry and regional awards, including numerous years as a Washington Post Top Workplace, and multiple NIH Director’s and Federal Health IT awards. IQ Solutions was a finalist for the Maryland Tech Council’s Government Contractor of the Year Award in 2022 and earned an Emmy nomination for a video campaign developed for the National Institute on Drug Abuse to raise teen awareness about the link between HIV and drug abuse. Ileana Quintas was named “Diversity in Business Leader for 2021” by the Washington Business Journal.

Among the many federal contracting agencies in the Washington, D.C., area, IQ Solutions’ application of strategic communications, science- and evidence-based research, public health theory, and digital innovation truly sets this 30-year-old agency apart.


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