UPDATED AS OF MARCH 8, 2023
Integrated Primary Prevention (IPP) promotes protective factors and reduces risk factors among individuals, within relationships, and within organizations, through policies, programs, and practices. The 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. The Navy’s Integrated Primary Prevention strategy leverages public health and preventive models that include comprehensive, data-driven, and research-informed prevention efforts.
Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce
The IPPW is being phased in across the Navy 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 Integrated Culture Framework (ICF)