• Navigating Social Determinants of Mental Health During COVID-19

    May 28th, 2020

    By Marlowe Greenberg As we enter our 3rd month of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on disadvantaged communities nationally is becoming increasingly clear. Comorbidities, lack of insurance, fear of hospital visitation, and underlying conditions are all contributing to a sickening disparate impact of the disease against our most vulnerable populations. Of course, this disparate impact […]

  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Now More Than Ever We Need Change

    May 18th, 2020

    by David Bucciferro It’s May and like every year, Mental Health Awareness Month is here. This is an unprecedented time in our history where the avenues for social supports have been redefined by social distancing rules and stay-at-home orders. For many, these social supports are a critical component of their wellness and in a blink […]

  • Support During COVID-19 Situation

    May 4th, 2020

    We continue to be amazed by the resilience of our customers in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, and we are proud to celebrate and support the great work being done. In response to our clients’ needs, we’ve updated AWARDS functionality to include a few new features. Current Clients: For detailed information on all things […]

  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    March 20th, 2020

    Raising Awareness for Developmental Disabilities During COVID-19 Since 1987, March has been a time to launch public awareness campaigns in support of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, we understand that providers, families, and individuals with developmental disabilities are facing unprecedented challenges as the nation rapidly responds to COVID-19.  As a software provider, we are […]

  • 4 Tips to Tackle NIMBY in Supportive Housing

    March 12th, 2020

    NIMBY is one of the biggest challenges facing affordable, supportive housing developers today. Despite the clear crises in urban regions where sky-high rental costs make finding housing difficult for many, creating homes for lower-income people can still be a tough sell. The obstacles largely come from residents who may say they favor affordable housing to […]

  • HMIS Data Standards 2020: What Do Agencies Need to Know?

    February 17th, 2020

    HUD and its partners rolled out a couple of key changes to the HMIS Data Standards for 2020. At Foothold Technology, we build these changes into our HMIS and make it a priority to train our agencies on the changes that will impact their daily work. As government policy and data collection standards evolve to […]

  • Inside AWARDS | Successfully Implementing an Electronic Record

    November 20th, 2019

    At Foothold Technology, we understand that our responsibility as a vendor is to provide software that is easy-to-use, and nimble enough to seamlessly adapt to the constant changes in requirements that service providers must meet. You work hard to keep your programs and services running smoothly; your software shouldn’t add another layer of stress.  Our […]

  • Our 2019 Impact Prize Winners

    August 13th, 2019

    This year’s Foothold Impact Prize Winners went above and beyond in using AWARDS technology to bring the best care possible to their communities. Read their stories of how they used their creativity and passion to improve their agencies’ quality of care: Catholic Charities of Steuben Catholic Charities of Steuben has made tremendous strides in inspiring […]

  • Assistive Technology and Remote Services in Illinois – Movement in the Right Direction

    July 22nd, 2019

    Foothold Technology is a proud member of the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF). Josh Evans, President & CEO at IARF wrote this blog providing thoughts about the current state of assistive technology in Illinois. On January 17, 2018 friends and colleagues from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio gathered with state officials, representatives from the […]

  • Opioid Abuse Statistics: Standardizing Data Collection to Support Clinicians

    February 21st, 2019

    Volunteers on Electronic Health Record Association’s (EHRA) Opioid Crisis Task Force have made great strides in the past year in our efforts to identify the policy changes and adoption patterns needed to maximize the capacities of health IT to combat the opioid crisis. When we began our work in early 2018, we were surprised to […]