Announcement: The vendor selections for the FAHSC ITN for Healthy Start 30th Birthday Planning and Promotion, and the Communications Consultant RFP have both been completed. After following the thorough review process, we are excited to announce the award of the Healthy Start 30th Birthday Planning and Promotion contract to SACHS Media and the Communications Consultant contract to McIntosh & Moon Strategies. We would like to thank all of the vendors that submitted excellent proposals in response to these solicitations.

About SACHS Media

Sachs Media was founded in 1996 by veteran Florida communicator Ron Sachs, following an award‐winning career as a newspaper, magazine, and television journalist. Sachs also served as senior communications counsel to two Florida Governors, Reubin Askew and Lawton Chiles. Three years later, in 1999, partner and president Michelle Ubben joined Sachs Media after stints as communications director for the Florida Senate and four state agencies. Together they have grown the agency into one of the top strategic communications firms in the U.S.

In 2017, Sachs named five additional partners to help lead and guide the future of the agency. The partners and senior leadership group bring extensive state government, corporate, association, and non-profit experience, and include award-winning strategists and creative producers. You can view more at

About McIntosh & Moon Strategies

Located in Washington, D.C., McIntosh & Moon Strategies brings together a talented team that each represent one or more verticals within the agency: communications strategy, public relations, digital engagement, brand positioning, and government affairs. This structure brings synergy to every campaign, empowers their subject matter experts, and allows adaptation to client needs at a moment’s notice.

Their people are in tune with ebbs, flows, and evolutions of the communications world. They are public health advocates, policy wonks, media producers, graphic designers, writers, data geeks, digital marketers, pollsters, TV talking heads, and savvy social media creators. In short, their team is fully capable of meeting advertising, digital media, social media, marketing, and communications needs. They specialize in preparing communication strategy, developing social media presence, crafting/placing advertisements, and performing creative services that help clients reach a broader audience and change public opinion.

The Firm is distinguished by its strong ties to national brands, deep media & TV industry knowledge, and implementation abilities. McIntosh & Moon Strategies brings together individual skill sets to launch fully supported communications strategy and public engagement campaigns. You can view more at