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Integrated Primary Prevention (IPP) promotes protective factors and reduces risk factors among individuals, within relationships, and within organizations, through policies, programs, and practices. Commander, Navy Installations Command’s (CNIC’s) Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce (IPPW) focuses on risk and protective factors that impact two or more harmful behaviors.

While prevention and response are both necessary to decrease the impact of harm and violence in our military community, prevention is the best way to ensure future harm and violence never occur.
Primary Prevention activities include the policies, programs, practices, and processes that aim to prevent self-directed harm such as suicide and substance misuse, or other prohibited abusive or harmful acts like sexual assault, domestic violence, and harassment before they ever occur.

CNIC’s Integrated Primary Prevention strategy leverages public health and preventive models which includes comprehensive, data-driven, and research-informed prevention efforts.

Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce

The IPPW is being phased in between FY23-FY28 across the enterprise to work with leaders to build healthy climates free from abuse and harm.

The New IPPW:

  • Is staffed with skilled professionals.
  • Promotes the health of their military community.
  • Partners with leaders to change policies and implement prevention activities.
  • Enables the Navy’s Culture of Excellence (COE) 2.0.
Useful Links
  • IPPW Blueprint - Provides an overview of the Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce.
IPP Guidance
  • DoDI 6400.09 DoD Policy on Integrated Primary Prevention of Self-Directed Harm and Prohibited Abuse or Harm
  • DoDI 6400.11 DoD Integrated Primary Prevention Policy for Prevention Workforce and Leaders

 For more information contact your installation’s Fleet and Family Support Center through the FFSC Directory HERE.

Updated February 23, 2024


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