ICF recently secured five new subcontracts with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to bolster support for mental health programs, focusing on evaluation and communications, especially for the agency’s 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. These contracts are valued at $24 million collectively.
“For over 30 years, ICF’s deep expertise in behavioral health and our advanced cloud and data solutions have helped SAMHSA deliver critical programs that support individuals in moments of crisis,” said Jennifer Welham, ICF senior vice president for health, people and human services.
“These new agreements expand our longstanding partnership with SAMHSA to help the agency better evaluate the impact of and raise awareness for mental health programs that change and save lives,” she added. “We are proud to be a trusted partner to SAMHSA in helping advance their critical public health mission.”
Of the five contracts, three worth $16.1 million will see ICF delivering a mix of behavioral health and tech services over five years, structured as a 1-year base period followed by four 1-year options. These services aim to combat the national suicide crisis, including providing communications and data visualization support for the 988 Lifeline.
The remaining two contracts, valued at $8 million, will have ICF enhancing SAMHSA’s substance misuse and mental health initiatives.
Over the years, ICF has been instrumental in helping SAMHSA with various critical projects, ranging from providing insights into substance use and mental health trends to improving mental health and wellness among children, and tackling issues like underage drinking, school-based mental health, trauma-informed care and more.