DATIS works with a number of non-profit human services membership organizations and related software vendors to facilitate knowledge transfer and keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry.
About Foothold Technology
Foothold Technology offers web-based software developed specifically for behavioral health and human service providers. More than 600 agencies across the nation count on Foothold’s AWARDS software to manage services including Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Homeless & Housing, Employment & Training, Youth & Family, and more. With origins and roots in social services, AWARDS is a complete Electronic Health Record that also supports administrative activities, including facilities maintenance, human resources, scheduling and alerts, audit reports, and automated billing. AWARDS is certified for Meaningful Use. For more information, visit www.footholdtechnology.com.
NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations. Together with our 1,950 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 8 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life.
The National Council advocates for policies that ensure that people who are ill can access comprehensive healthcare services. We also offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective.
The National Council coordinates the Mental Health First Aid program across the USA and operates the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to provide nationwide technical assistance in integrating primary and behavioral health. www.thenationalcouncil.org
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs. www.nami.org
We are an alliance of select organizations that provide behavioral health and/or related services, designed to strengthen our members’ competitive positions, enhance their leadership capabilities and facilitate their strategic networking opportunities. www.mhca.com
The Alliance is a membership association that provides a variety of services to private nonprofit human service organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Alliance members are organizations dedicated to serving and advocating for children, families, older adults, and communities. www.alliance1.org
AJFCA is the membership association for approximately 125 Jewish family service agencies across the United States and Canada. Ranging in size from small departments of local Jewish federations to some of the largest human services agencies in North America, our members provide vital services to clients of all ages, faiths and economic backgrounds. They counsel families, feed the hungry, assist the elderly and protect the vulnerable. We are united by the values of our Jewish tradition and work together toward our common goal of tikkun olam, repairing the world. www.ajfca.org
STATE MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS
The California Institute for Mental Health (CiMH) was established in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development. Local mental health directors founded CiMH to work collaboratively with all mental health system stakeholders. The commitment to collaboration has led the board to expand board membership to include consumers, family members, and other interested persons representing the public interest. www.cimh.org
BHC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 membership organization that represents Colorado’s statewide network of community behavioral healthcare providers inclusive of 17 community mental health centers (MHCs), 2 specialty clinics, and 5 behavioral health organizations (BHOs).CBHC member organizations contract with the State of Colorado and work together to provide comprehensive behavioral and psychiatric services to defined geographic areas of the state.
CBHC provides a network of skilled therapeutic and community resources to meet the mental health need of all Colorado residents and their families so that all can have equal and full access to a quality of life. Throughout Colorado, thousands of individuals once isolated and disabled by mental illness, are now leading productive, satisfying lives. www.cbhc.org
The Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) is a statewide association of 70 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The associations membership includes a number of agencies that specialize in substance abuse services and childrens services, as well as hospital-based programs. www.fccmh.org
The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, incorporated in 1981, is a non-profit membership association representing over 100 of Florida’s premiere community-based substance abuse and co-occurring treatment and prevention agencies, managing entities, community anti-drug coalitions and over 3,000 individual members. Throughout its history, FADAA has been involved in leading industry change to better serve consumers and communities and has been at the forefront in creating responsive systems and tools to facilitate the transfer of evidence-based practices to the field and to initiate and expand continuous quality improvement activities. www.fadaa.org
The Florida Juvenile Justice Association is recognized as the voice of the provider community. Both the Department of Juvenile Justice and the legislature look to the Association for leadership affecting the delivery of services by members. There have been and continue to be opportunities to speak as “one voice” on issues of importance to providers. www.fjja.org
The Pennsylvania Community Providers Association (PCPA) 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. Through advocacy, education, and support, the Pennsylvania Community Providers Association (PCPA) represents its members and promotes excellence in the provision of community health and human services. PCPA advances member commitment to improving the quality of life and community well-being for all Pennsylvanians, especially those who are at risk of or face the challenges of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, addictions, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities.http://www.paproviders.org
The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services is a statewide organization of private agencies. Our members are the service providers who provide the direct “hands-on” programs and supports needed to achieve and maintain permanency and safety for children and youth and stability for families. The safety and well-being of Pennsylvania’s children and their families have long been held as priorities by private agencies who share a deep commitment to keeping children safe, families strong, and communities involved. http://www.pccyfs.org
The North Carolina Council of Community MH/DD/SA Programs was incorporated in 1983 as a nonprofit association dedicated to helping its member area programs improve their service quality and management effectiveness. The Council provides its member programs with a strong, cohesive, statewide voice through policy analysis, technical assistance, publications, and educational programs.http://www.nc-council.org
The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) is a statewide trade association representing Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) and other nonprofit corporations that provide behavioral health services. These organizations have historically met the needs of mentally ill and chemically dependent citizens of Tennessee from all age groups and socioeconomic levels. The TAMHO member organizations have been the virtual cornerstone of the community-based behavioral health system throughout the state since the 1950s and today serve as the primary provider network for the TennCare Program, Tennessee’s Medicaid waiver program. www.tamho.org
Behavioral Healthcare Magazine,Strategic business, technology, and financial news and information for administrators, operational directors, and managers of mental health and substance-use facilities. Articles on trends in the design and operation of recovery clinics, new technologies in rehabilitation, and clinical best practices. Learn about strategies and findings driving changes in the management and organization of mental health care and chemical dependency centers. Free Webinars, continuing education credits – CEU – and industry conferences. http://www.behavioral.net