Industry Associations

Our commitment to healthcare IT excellence includes support, collaboration and knowledge sharing with leading human services, post-acute and health IT associations. We represent and amplify the collective voice of our clients and partners to create a landscape that enables the delivery of quality care and services.

National Council for Wellbeing

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing (National Council) acts as the collective voice of 2,900 member organizations across the country as they support their commitment of access to comprehensive, high-quality mental health and addictions treatment services for all Americans. Along with supporting providers who serve more than 10 million individuals, the council also heads the Mental Health First Aid USA initiative that has certified more than 1.5 million people as mental health first responders, which Netsmart is a proud training partner.

Netsmart is an Silver Member of National Council.

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Disabilities Directors (NACBHDD)

The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) acts as a national voice that recognizes the vital role counties have in providing care for those with mental illness, substance use disorder (SUD)? and developmental disabilities. The organization works to advocate for access and funding for behavioral health services to serve those who need them most in communities across the country.

Netsmart is a Platinum Member of NACHBDD.

National Association for Behavioral Health (NABH)

The National Association for Behavioral Health (formerly the National Association for Psychiatric Health Systems) represents behavioral healthcare provider system member organizations across the United States. The organization works to support clinically effective prevention, treatment and care for individuals of all ages with mental and (SUDs).

Netsmart is a Leadership Sponsor of NABH.

National Association of Counties (NACo)

The National Association of Counties (NACo) represents 3,069 county governments across the United States, working with them to achieve strong, healthy and secure communities. The organization works to create sound public policies and promote public-private collaboration to enhance the resident experience with an economic approach.

Netsmart is a NACo Premier Corporate Partner.

National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) represents and advocates for the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice provider organizations. NAHC advocates for more than two million clinicians who deliver in-home services to those who need assistance, are chronically ill or disabled. NAHC serves as an industry thought leader and provides information to empower member organizations to deliver high-quality care for those they serve.

Netsmart is an Associate Partner of NAHC.

Netsmart Director/Post-Acute Community Strategist Teresa Craig serves on the NAHC Strategic Planning and Regulatory Committees.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) represents hospice and palliative care professionals and organizations across the United States. NHPCO is devoted to enhancing access to care, the quality of hospice and end-of-life care= and improving the experience for those who are dying and their loved ones.

Netsmart is an Associate Member of NHPCO.


LeadingAge represents organizations and professionals across the country who dedicate themselves to providing services for aging individuals. LeadingAge is focused on delivering education, promoting advocacy and producing research on the aging experience.

Netsmart is a LeadingAge CAST Supporter.

Netsmart Senior Marketing Manager Jeremy Mercer serves as a CAST Commissioner.

Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA)

The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) works with healthcare IT developers to create and innovate the best technological solutions for healthcare providers and promotes collaboration between IT providers and healthcare organizations.

Netsmart is a Member of EHRA.

Netsmart Vice President AJ Peterson participates in the EHRA Standards and Interoperability Workgroup; Executive Vice President Carol Reynolds participates in the Clinician Experience Workgroup; Senior Industry Relations Strategist Dave Kishler participates in the Public Policy Leadership Workgroup.

National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (NASL)

The National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (NASL) is a trade association that represents legislative and regulatory activities for healthcare organizations that deliver therapies, medical equipment, healthcare IT systems and other necessities for delivering long-term and post-acute care across the U.S. NASL serves to support providers by representing them on healthcare policy and advocating on their behalf for legislation that enables them to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care.

Netsmart is a Silver Member of NASL.

Netsmart Vice President Hannah Patterson serves as chair of the NASL IT committee.

American Health Care Association (AHCA)

The American Health Care Association is a non-profit group of member state health organizations, representing more than 13,500 nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that deliver care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals every day.

Netsmart is a Gold Member of AHCA. 


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) works to help promote the use and best practices of healthcare IT management systems across the entire healthcare industry. With more than 72,000 individuals and 630 corporate organizations among its global membership, HIMSS plays a significant role in delivering thought leadership, workforce development and public policy for the healthcare industry.

Netsmart is an Emerald Member of HIMSS.


HIStalk is a collection of websites reporting on healthcare IT news, with topics ranging across practice types, digital and mobile health and investment news. Content is geared toward its core audience of healthcare IT entrepreneurs and the digital health and healthcare IT investor community, along with other healthcare IT vendors.

Netsmart is a Platinum Member of HIStalk.


Carequality, a public-private initiative between The Sequoia Project and participating healthcare and electronic health record (EHR) partners, is an interoperability framework designed to connect data sharing networks to each other. Netsmart is a founding member and live implementer of Carequality, as well as the only supporting EHR provider solely focused on behavioral healthcare and post-acute and social services communities.

Netsmart is a Founding Member of Carequality.

Netsmart Vice President of Interoperability AJ Peterson serves on the Carequality Advisory Council.

Behavioral Health Information Technology Coalition

The Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) Coalition is dedicated to supporting public policy initiatives that embrace the use of technology to help deliver integrated, coordinated care and services for individuals with mental health and addiction disorders. The organizations that comprise the coalition fully support and drive forward their vision that behavioral health and primary care providers can come together and deliver a whole-person approach supported by health information technology.

Netsmart is a Founder of BHIT.