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AFSP - Interactive Screening Program (ISP) Demo for PHPs
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

When:  Tues. June 28, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

Who:    For FSPHP Physician/Professional Health Program Members (State, Associate, International, and Honorary Members)

Program Description:  

For FSPHP Physician Health (Professional Health) Program Members, join us on June 28, 2022, from 12-1 pm EST for a demo of AFSP's Interactive Screening Program and to discuss how PHPs can implement the program for health care professionals in their states. The Tennessee Medical Foundation with the Tennessee Physician Health Program, the Ohio State Medical Association in collaboration with their PHP, and soon the Arkansas Medical Foundation have implemented the AFSP’s ISP.


Laura Hoffman
Senior Manager, Interactive Screening Program
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Maggie Mortali 
VP of Programs and Workplace Initiatives
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


  1. The attendee will become familiar with the utilization of the ISP platform.
  2. The learner will hear how to customize the ISP into its own mental health resource and appreciate the utilization statistics.
  3. The attendee will learn how to utilize this resource to decrease the stigma of mental health disorders, expand inclusivity, and potentially duplicate its success for its target population.                                                                         

The ISP was developed to offer physicians and other healthcare providers a proactive approach to mental health resources and treatment. The ISP can provide a resource for early intervention and referral to mental health resources, before mental health symptoms deteriorated to severe illness, functional impairment and suicide. The ISP was developed over a decade ago by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This vetted online screening platform includes the PHQ-9, covering depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and suicide; answers are computer-scored and quantified into four tiers. A mental health professional reviews the results and offers recommendations and further assistance or appropriate referrals. The user can then dialogue via the platform anonymously or opt to share an email address. AFSP assists with the onboarding process, including website integration and design.  There are implementation fees, and resources to put in place locally to manage the referrals which will be discussed on the call.  

Speaker Bio’s
Maggie Mortali - Since joining AFSP in 2011, Maggie Mortali established and now leads a department dedicated to AFSP’s workplace initiatives, including the groundbreaking Interactive Screening Program (ISP), an online assessment tool that connects users to the appropriate mental health services. In this role, she has cultivated partnerships with large public and private sector employers, institutions of higher education institutions and service agencies to enhance their mental health services and suicide prevention efforts. With over a decade of experience in the suicide prevention field, Ms. Mortali is a recognized thought leader in the use of internet-based technologies to reach at-risk populations who are resistant to seeking help. 

Laura Hoffman joined the staff of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2011. Since 2014, she has managed the Interactive Screening Program (ISP), AFSP’s groundbreaking prevention program operating at over 170 college campuses, hospitals and health systems, and other organizations and workplaces nationwide to connect students, health care professionals, and other employees to available mental health services before crises emerge. She regularly speaks at national conferences as an implementation expert on suicide prevention strategy and programming. 

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