A winning strategy

for implementing the Stepping Up program in your county

BECAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS IS A HEALTH ISSUE, NOT A POLICE ISSUE

Stepping Up — the national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails by collecting and sharing data that connects them to treatment and services — can be a challenge to implement. Especially for counties that find themselves understaffed, overworked, and possibly in need of some extra reassurance when it comes to compliance and cyber security.  

How to know for sure you’re taking the right steps

To implement a Stepping Up program, look to Touchstone’s cyber-compliance experts to help you:

Identify what needs to be done
Coordinate buy-in and consensus among your county’s stakeholders – from law enforcement to behavioral health
Smoothly integrate diverse data systems
Evaluate potential risks from a HIPAA, technical, and operations’ standpoint
Ensure the privacy and security of health information shared across multiple platforms
Develop contingency and mitigation plans

“Touchstone Compliance’s experience in HIPAA compliance, risk assessment, technology, and communication was key to the success of our Stepping Up program. Before we brought them in to help, our team struggled with the inter-department collaboration and compliance Stepping Up requires… Do not go it alone. Bring in Touchstone at the beginning.”

Ryan Lamb, Information Technology Project Manager
County of San Luis Obispo

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