IQ Solutions, a Maryland-based communications firm focused on health information technology, and Ogilvy PR Worldwide have picked up a five-year PR contract with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one of the National Institutes of Health.
IQ will support the institute’s public information and communications branch on the contract, worth $14.7M if all options are picked up. Ogilvy was tapped for media outreach efforts.
Ileana Quintas, CEO and founder of IQS, said she worked with the institute from 1997-2007 handling inquiries, exhibits and campaigns like “Milk Matters” and the National Children’s Study.
The firm currently has a pact with the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The NICHD, which handles issues like reproductive and infant health, was named for the late Shriver in 2008 by an act of Congress.