ICF has won a $30 million recompete contract with the Defense Health Agency to provide research and operational support for the agency’s critical military mental health research agenda.
The contract has a term of 55 months, including a 7-month base and four 1-year options. As part of the work, ICF will provide expertise in psychological health research, data analytics, implementation science and Defense Department operations to support DHA’s Psychological Health Center of Excellence.
The PHCoE aims to improve the lives of service members, veterans and their families by advancing excellence in military psychological health care research.
“ICF has supported PHCoE since 2016, helping ensure the medical readiness of our nation’s service men and women,” said Mark Lee, ICF executive vice president and public sector lead.
ICF’s research support will help maintain DOD’s mental health-related policies, track prevalence and surveillance, ensure the Military Health System understands the mental health conditions of most interest to the military, and provide research adoption support to mental health professionals throughout the MHS.
“We are honored to continue this critical work of delivering increased readiness, better mental health and better mental healthcare at a lower cost to ensure DOD is equipped and ready to meet the mental health demands of the U.S. military, veterans and their family members,” Lee said.