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

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)

ANCOR The American Network of Community Options and Resources is the national trade association representing over 1,000 private providers of community living and employment supports and services to more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities. ANCOR successfully addresses the needs and interests of private providers before Congress and federal agencies. ANCOR provides organizational, professional, and leadership development and networking opportunities and services. In addition, ANCOR encourages providers to be effective stewards of their funds, employing leading practices in procurement and taking advantage of opportunities for savings from vendor partners.

The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Through the decades, The Arc has advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations.

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.


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.

Mental Health America*

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With 240 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis. Please contact us to learn more.

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.

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.

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.

Illinois Association of Behavioral Health (IABH)

The mission of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH) is to advocate for sound public policies in the behavioral health field on behalf of clinicians, consumers, youth, family members, and individuals in recovery who are in need of services.

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.

Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF)

Since its incorporation, IARF has been the voice of human service organizations in government. In addition we have worked to provide agencies with individual consultation on issues that affect them specifically. IARF also commits itself to developing programs that return members’ investment of their dues. Their purpose is clear, “To assist in the development and improvement of services in Illinois.”

The Association represents nearly 80 member agencies providing services and supports in more than 900 locations across the state of Illinois from Galena to Karnak, Chicago to Metro East St. Louis, and Quincy to Danville. Their membership provides services and supports in 111 of 118 legislative districts representing a unique opportunity to shape public policy as their membership is active at the grassroots level.


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 recommend the most qualified vendors. As you can see from the review, Foothold offers the most functionality at the lowest cost.

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 opportunities 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.


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.

NY Alliance

NY Alliance is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities and we do this through advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and advancing sound public policy. NY Alliance 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, NY Alliance 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. Please contact us to find out more.

Ohio Children’s Alliance

Ohio Children’s Alliance 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. Ohio Children’s Alliance 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. Ohio Children’s Alliance 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.

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.

Providers’ Council

Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual DisabilityThe Providers’ Council, formally known as the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., is an association of community-based human services agencies in Massachusetts with more than 220 members.

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.

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.

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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