At Foothold Technology, we are proactive about creating and nurturing partnerships with professional associations and complementary vendors to help our clients prepare for changes in technology and the industry. The relationships we forge help us keep our clients informed and in compliance with changing regulations as they emerge, so the technology is finely tuned to the needs of all the providers in our community.

National Partners
100,000 Homes Campaign
Association for Jewish Family & Children's Agencies (AJFCA)
Catholic Charities USA
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA)
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA)
Volunteers of America (VOA)

Regional Partners
The Association for Community Living Agencies in Mental Health (ACLAIMH)
The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP)
California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CCCBHA)
The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)
The Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC)
The Maryland Addictions Directors Council (MADC)
MS Solutions
New Hampshire Providers Association (NHPA)
New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP)
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA)
The New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA)
New York State Rehabilitation Association, Inc. (NYSRA)
Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA)
The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers (OCBHP)
The Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA)
Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR)
Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association (RCPA)
The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA NJ)
The Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY)

Strategic Partners
Eyemetric Identity Systems
Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)
Iron Mountain Escrow Services
WOODS SeniorCare
Relias Learning
TechLeaders Consulting
The Rockefeller Foundation
Treatment Research Institute (TRI)
University of Pennsylvania Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

National Partners

100,000 Homes Campaign

 The 100,000 Homes Campaign is a national movement of over 175 communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 chronic and medically vulnerable homeless Americans by July 2014.

The Association for Jewish Family & Children's Agencies

Through advocacy, consultation, education and networking, The Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies (AJFCA) promotes services and policies that assist Jews in need, sustains healthy Jewish individuals and families, and strengthens individual and family connections to the Jewish and general communities.

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. CCUSA provides strong leadership and supports the work of local agencies in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities. Throughout its 100 year history, CCUSA’s local agencies have helped create hope for over one billion people, regardless of faith or socioeconomic status. Please contact us to find out more. Members of CCUSA that have joined the Foothold community include:

 Archdiocese of New York - Brooklyn & Queens - Diocese of Allentown - Diocese of Monterey - Diocese of Wilmington - Housing Office - Diocese of Pittsburgh - Rochester - Santa Clara County - West Michigan - West Tennessee - Paterson - Department for Persons with Disabilitites


Foothold has worked with Clubhouses for over a decade. The particulars of being a Clubhouse separate them from the normal workings of a mental health or behavioral health organization. Clubhouse members are often very involved in their own care and in many cases, work at the clubhouse as well as receive services from it. This unusual arrangement can be a challenging environment in which to implement an electronic health record, but Foothold has had multiple successful implementations, including Fountain House.

Corporation for Supportive Housing

CSH operates under the mission to advance housing solutions that deliver three powerful outcomes: 1) improved lives for the most vulnerable people 2) maximized public resources and 3) strong, healthy communities across the country.

Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA)

The HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is a trade association of Electronic Health Record (EHR) companies, addressing national efforts to create interoperable EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause.  HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association*

Founded In 1975, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA), formerly the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA), and its members developed and defined the practice of psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation, establishing these services as integral to community-based treatment and leading the recovery movement. PRA is the premier source of learning, knowledge and research for the psychiatric rehabilitation profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the recovery workforce. PRA agencies within the Foothold Community include:

Advance Housing - AIM Center - Baltic St. Mental Health Board - Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service - Community Access - Family Support Services of North Idaho - Federation of Organizations - Gateway Community Industries - Hands Across Long Island (HALI) - Hope, Inc. - Lakeview Mental Health Services - MHA of NYC - Park Center - Pathways to Housing - Project Live - Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS) - Venture House 

Volunteers of America*

Volunteers of America helps more than 2 and a half million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  Since 1896, we have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Please contact us to learn more. Our VOA clients in the Foothold community include:

Volunteers of America Chesapeake - Volunteers of America Greater New York

Regional Partners

The Association for Community Living Agencies in Mental Health

The Association for Community Living (ACL) is a statewide membership organization of not-for-profit agencies that provide housing and rehabilitation services to over 25,000 people diagnosed with serious and persistent psychiatric disabilities. The day-to-day rehabilitative activities performed in community residential and other housing settings are vital for people who face the daily challenges of living with a psychiatric disability, but who want to live independent, productive and satisfying lives as members of the community.

The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers

The Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) is committed to enhancing the political, financial and professional/educational health of member organizations that care for people with disabilities, including developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, and their families.

California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies

California Council of Community Behavioral Health AgenciesThe California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CCCBHA) promotes comprehensive, responsive and integrated service systems by enhancing the ability of nonprofit member agencies to provide mental health services that empower the people we serve to lead full and productive lives.

The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association

The mission of The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) is to represent substance abuse prevention and treatment providers, managing entities and community anti-drug coalitions in advancing addiction and co-occurring treatment, prevention and research through communications, professional development and public policy leadership.

The Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies

Formed in 1977, the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC) is comprised of voluntary service providers supporting individuals with developmental disabilities in the greater metro-New York area.


Foothold Technology is a preferred Partner Vendor of the New York City JOIN MH initiative. JOIN MH was created by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with support from New York State HEAL 17 funding. Joint Opportunities for integrating Networks in Mental Health (JOIN MH), was created to assist mental health providers in adopting and using interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve the quality and value of the care and services offered. JOIN MH conducted a rigorous investigation of EHR vendors certified for Meaningful Use in order to recomment the most qualified vendors. As you can see from the review, Foothold offers the most functionality at the lowest cost.

The Maryland Addictions Directors Council

The Maryland Addictions Directors Council (MADC) is an association of professionals who are specialists within the behavioral health profession who provide prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, support and wellness services for people with substance use, co-occurring and process addiction disorders.

MS Solutions

Management Services Solutions works to ensure that agencies serving people with disabilities and similar mission-driven organizations have access to an array of cost-efficient, high quality goods, services and shared administrative opportunites that will allow them to succeed.

The NH Providers Association

The mission of The NH Alcohol and Other Drug Service Providers Association (The NH Providers Association) is to advocate, facilitate and enhance communication with funders, policy makers and the public to support the members’ efforts to offer high quality substance abuse prevention, treatment, intervention, and recovery support services for the citizens of New Hampshire.


For more than twenty years, the mission of The New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP) has been to assist member agencies as they provide quality supports and services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Please contact us for more information.


NJAMHAA, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. is recognized as a leader in providing effective advocacy and legislative support to their members and the community at large. The association creates a face for the population of individuals with mental illness and/or addictions who often have no voice of their own. Making sure individuals with behavioral health disorders are no longer invisible, ignored and misunderstood, NJAMHAA is in the national forefront fighting stigma and discrimination against persons with mental illness and/or addictions, helping them to improve their lives. They educate the public, as well as leaders and legislators. By leaning on a comprehensive support their members are able to stay focused on providing a high-quality continuum of care to ensure the recovery of adults and children dealing with mental illness, behavioral and emotional problems, and addictions.


NYSACRA represents more than 200 not-for-profit service provider agencies with a combined workforce of approximately 70,000 employees. The supports provided by these agencies and their staff are wide-ranging and include: supportive and supervised residential living alternatives, day habilitation, prevocational and vocational training, family care and respite services, clinical services, and educational and preventive education services. Please contact us to find out more.


The New York State Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA) is one of New York's leading organizations advocating for and supporting communities and systems that effectively foster opportunities for independence, inclusion, employment, and life-enrichment for people with disabilities. Distinguished as a strong and diverse association, NYSRA represents members across the rehabilitation spectrum who offer a full spectrum of services to people throughout New York State, including individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, deaf and hearing impaired, vision impaired, addictions, traumatic brain injuries, and veteran services. NYSRA members have an added complement of training activities and technical support offered through our allied corporation, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Institute (RRTI). Foothold's partnership with NYSRA entitles member organizations to certain discounts and services. Please contact us to find out more.

Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA)

OACCA is a statewide association of child and family service providers that are united together to develop the best care possible for Ohio's children and families. OACCA aims to ensure that Ohio's evolving public policies result in a system that is integrated, efficient, cost effective, and beneficial to those that matter most. OACCA works closely with state government officials, including leaders at ODJFS, ODMHAS, ODYS, the Governor's office, General Assembly, as well as officials at the county and federal levels.

The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers

The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers is a trade association representing provider organizations throughout Ohio which provide behavioral health & family services to their communities.

The Ohio Provider Resource Association

The Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) is a leader in efforts to collaboratively build a statewide service system that meets the needs of their ultimate customers: Ohioans with developmental disabilities. OPRA's mission is to support and provide advocacy for community-based service providers to ensure the availability of programs, services and funding adequate to support and assist individuals with developmental disabilities as they strive to achieve a life of increasing independence, productivity and integration.

Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability

Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual DisabilityPAR was incorporated in 1970 as a statewide, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. PAR's mission is to strengthen the capacity of its membership to provide person-centered services to Pennsylvanians with intellectual disability and/or autism.

PAR represents home and community-based service providers, ranging from microboards and small family providers to large multi-state agencies, from every region of the Commonwealth, providing supports and services in all 48 county/county joinders.

Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association (RCPA)

Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association (RCPA) is a trade association whose members are community agencies serving persons with mental illnesses, intellectual/developmental disabilities, or substance abuse. Membership is also open to other organizations and individuals concerned about persons with mental disabilities and drug and alcohol disorders.

The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

SHA is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to assist the establishment of a strong supportive housing industry in New Jersey serving persons with disabilities by: strengthening the capacity of member organizations to provide supportive housing services through information, training, and collaboration; promoting systems change to provide more flexible funding and increased mainstream housing opportunities; and educating policy makers, elected officials, and the public on the use and benefits of the supportive housing model.

The Supportive Housing Network of New York

The Supportive Housing Network of New York is a nonprofit membership organization with offices in New York City and Albany. The Network represents over 200 nonprofits that develop and operate supportive housing. As the only supportive housing membership organization in the state, the Network serves as a voice for the provider community, which has created the largest, best-managed and most innovative supportive housing stock in the nation.

Strategic Partners


DATIS is the leading provider of position control human resource (HR) and payroll software-as-a-service (SaaS) for private companies, behavioral health and human services agencies. Our best-in-class, cloud-based software is a complete solution covering HR, Position Control, Payroll, Timekeeping, Benefits Administration, Recruiting, Talent, Credential Management and Workforce Analytics.

Eyemetric Identity Systems

Eyemetric Identity Systems develops biometric solutions for government agencies, educational institutions and businesses looking to enhance identity management. Our team of engineers works closely with management and security personnel to ensure that the identity solutions we provide are integrated seamlessly into existing business processes.

Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO)

Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) develops, manages, and licenses medical terminology and healthcare IT software applications that allow clinicians to capture their clinical intent at the point-of-care. IMO's comprehensive medical terminology of physician-friendly terms is mapped to the preferred billing and reference codes enabling clinicians to use the terms they are familiar with while ensuring improved coding accuracy.


InterSystems is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, enabling information exchange and active analytics across a hospital network, community, region or nation. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world’s most widely used database system in healthcare applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top 15 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.

Iron Mountain Escrow Services

Iron Mountain is a world leader in information management services, assisting more than 156,000 organizations in 35 countries on five continents with storing, protecting and managing their information. Iron Mountain provides an information advantage with information management services that reduce risks and costs while helping you realize greater value from the information you have.


PhilanTech designs, develops, and supports web-based solutions that increase efficiency and impact in the nonprofit sector. Its PhilanTrack® online grants management system reduces the transaction costs of grants administration to help redirect grant funds to program and service delivery.

Woods SeniorCare

Woods SeniorCareSpecializing in serving nonprofit senior care organizations throughout the Northeast, Woods SeniorCare recognizes the varied needs of organizations and offers strategic expertise through clinical, regulatory, financial, and management consulting services.

Relias Learning

With Relias Learning, relevant, up-to-date, courses improve compliance and performance while minimizing travel, overtime, and hours spent away from work. By offering unrivaled content on a user-friendly learning management system, Relias removes the barriers to learning – making it easy to save money, improve compliance, boost productivity, and increase workplace safety.

TechLeaders Consulting (TLC)

TechLeaders Consulting is a leader in enabling health care practices, clinics and agencies to achieve Meaningful Use (MU) and receive the EHR Medicare/Medicaid Incentive. We have a comprehensive understanding of all the Federal and State HITECH guidelines that allow your organization to make the correct decisions while implementing MU. TLC offers a proven complete solution that assists your organization in every step involved with receiving your EHR Incentive and in meeting the MU objectives.

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity.

Treatment Research Institute (TRI)

Founded by the same researchers who developed the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use.

University of Pennsylvania Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

 The CMHPSR consists of a group of multidisciplinary faculty and staff who research the organization, financing, and management structure of mental health care systems and the delivery of mental health services and provides consultation and technical support to those individuals and programs involved in implementing system change. Our objective is to link the best research and evaluation findings to policy decisions, and the delivery and implementation of services.

*Represents partnerships with groups of our clients and not formal relationships with an association. To learn more about partnerships with Foothold Technology, please contact us.
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