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Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce


Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce (IPPW) is part of a Department of Defense program that analyzes data and metrics to identify gaps and identify where more resources are needed to prevent harmful behaviors including sexual assault, harassment, domestic abuse, child abuse, and suicide. This approach focuses on shared risk factors to foster healthier command climates, leading to enhanced readiness and a greater ability for service members to execute critical missions.

To learn more about the Department’s integrated prevention strategy, review the DoD Prevention Plan of Action 2.0.

How We Help

A culture of prevention refers to the organization’s readiness to address harmful behaviors through a preventive rather than reactive approach. Leaders can promote a culture of prevention by:

  • Encouraging healthy habits, empathy, communication and help-seeking
  • Cultivating values of inclusivity, connectedness, dignity and respect
  • Ensuring access, equity, rights and engagement

We help the Indiana National Guard by:

  • Establishing an adaptive, integrated prevention system to reduce harm
  • Strengthening cohesion across the force
  • Adding dedicated and trained resources to support the National Guard prevention system
  • Ensuring the prevention process is data-driven and expert-led

We can provide training and information, including:

  • Helping leaders build healthy climates and create environments free from abuse and harm
  • Developing life skills
  • Resisting peer pressure
  • Developing problem-solving skills
  • Learning about healthy relationships
  • Strengthening access to financial support

Commander Resources (CAC accessible)

By taking this course you will develop a general understanding of the problem of suicide in the United States; understand how to identify a veteran who may be at risk for suicide; and, finally, know what to do if you identify a veteran at risk.
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Suicide Prevention and the Safe Storage of Firearms: Conversations for Everyone
This course provides critical information for members of every community about the safe storage of firearms. When people are in crisis, honest conversations about accessibility to lethal means for suicide are vitally important.
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Opioid Use: Prevention in the Military-Connected Community
Opioid use disorder, or OUD, is a diagnosis made when opioid use causes tolerance, withdrawal and other problems in the life of a military-connected person. This course will provide an overview of the symptoms and treatments for opioid use disorder.
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More Online Training

Where We Help

Primary Prevention Specialists across the state of Indiana collaborate with the command team and leaders at all tactical levels to provide resources and education on harmful behaviors and mitigation, including:

  • Suicide
  • Substance Misuse
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Child Abuse

We’ll equip you to deliver informed prevention messages in formal and informal settings, enabling you to have a respectful conversation and foster unit cohesion, retention and overall wellness in your unit.

Primary Prevention Specialist - Lafayette Armory

Serving: Angola, Bluffton, Elkhart, Elwood, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Gary, Hammond, Hartford City, Huntington, Kokomo, Lafayette, LaPorte, Logansport, Marion, Michigan City, Monticello, Peru, Plymouth, Remington, Rensselaer, South Bend, Valparaiso and Warsaw

Primary Prevention Specialist - Tyndall Armory

Serving: Anderson, Brazil, Connersville, Crawfordsville, Danville, Division, Greencastle, Greenfield, Kessler Moore, Lawrence, Lebanon, Martinsville, Muncie, Richmond, Rockville, Shelbyville, Stout Field, Terre Haute, Tyndall and Winchester

Primary Prevention Specialist - Johnson County Armory

Serving: Bedford, Bloomington, Camp Atterbury, Columbus, Evansville, Jasper, Johnson County, Linton, Madison, Muscatatuck Complex, New Albany, North Vernon, Salem, Scottsburg, Seymour, Vincennes and Washington

Contact Us

Integrated Primary Prevention Workforce (IPPW)

Tyndall Armory
711 N Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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