• THINK TANK | Looking Back to Inform Our Future

    January 16th, 2018

    Thoughts from Foothold Technology’s Senior Advisor By David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology It is hard to believe 2018 is already well underway. I have never been one to dwell on the past, but a little review before thinking about the future helps keep us grounded. Reflecting on 2017, I remember the turmoil that played […]

  • Finding, Choosing, and Implementing an Electronic Record: A Video Series of One Agency’s Journey

    December 6th, 2017

    By Sarah Morrison, Foothold Technology Here at Foothold, we spend a lot of time putting ourselves in the shoes of our clients. There are a thousand moving parts that all must align in order for an agency to accomplish its mission of providing supports and services to those in the community. While we don’t like […]

  • Net Neutrality: What is it & What does it mean for AWARDS users?

    December 1st, 2017

    In order to access the internet you need an Internet Service Provider (ISP). You use an ISP to access sites across the internet by paying them a service fee, think companies like AT&T, Comcast or Verizon (cable internet companies). When working with your ISP you generally expect that since you’re paying them a service fee […]

  • Strengthening Communities Through Data and Research

    November 21st, 2017

    By Jeremiah Dameron, Foothold Technology As more communities identify opportunities to generate Medicaid savings and improve individual outcomes among Medicaid beneficiaries who use homeless services, all eyes are turning to data. In recent conversations with a few Foothold Technology partners and customers, we’ve captured some thoughts about how agencies are accessing Medicaid dollars to support […]

  • Smart Data Saves Lives: Thoughts From the New Jersey Governor’s Conference

    November 16th, 2017

    By Paul Rossi, Director of Client Services, Foothold Technology Recently, I had the privilege of presenting on a panel at the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The session, The Intersection of Homelessness and Medicaid Use, featured Dr. Joel Cantor, Director of the Center for State Health Policy […]

  • Funding Homeless Services With Medicaid Dollars: Examples From Florida and Michigan

    October 9th, 2017

    by Erin McDonnell, Implementation Consultant, Foothold Technology As part of changes introduced by the Affordable Care Act, Congress examined how to address homelessness using Medicaid service dollars in a more effective manner.  As a result, a new funding stream became available to support those experiencing homelessness. Medicaid looked to fund services in conjunction with HUD-funded […]

  • THINK TANK | One Size Does Not Fit All: HCBS, Person-Centered Planning and Value-Based Payments (NASUAD Conference)

    October 5th, 2017

    by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology October 5, 2017 The fall conference season has started in full earnest and one of my first stops this year was the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference. For those of you unfamiliar with the group, NASUAD […]

  • Good Record Keeping Leads to Greater Impact

    October 3rd, 2017

    A Conversation with Sequel Alliance Family Services by Jeremiah Dameron, Foothold Technology This summer, Foothold Technology customer Sequel Alliance Family Services was awarded Foothold Technology’s Impact Prize for Greatest Impact on Agency Operations. I knew from the agency’s Impact Prize nomination materials that the use of AWARDS helped contribute to an excellent score on a […]

  • Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

    September 14th, 2017

    by David Bucciferro, Senior Advisor, Foothold Technology September 14, 2017 Across the country, different states, politicians, and associations are celebrating and declaring this week as Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week. We think that’s awesome. We join the chorus of voices celebrating the important work of DSPs, and we’re sharing a few ways some of […]

  • Security at the Top of Your List

    September 13th, 2017

    by Marlowe Greenberg, CEO, Foothold Technology September 13, 2017 With the recent data breach at Equifax, and the probability that so many of us were among the 100 million people personally impacted, we thought this would be an opportune moment to suggest that your agency move data security up the list of organizational priorities. As […]