Monthly Roundtable
Items for the Roundtable are to be emailed to by the 20th of each month. 
February 2020

"People Before Profits"
  Monday, February 10, 2020

AC4C Members and approximately 160 youth attended Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Day on the Hill! AC4C members Lorelle Mueting and Maggie Ballard led the youth training, and Ryan Doyle recruited youth (current count is 36!) to join the newly formed Youth Advisory Council. 




Iowans who want to be prepared in the event they encounter someone experiencing an opioid overdose can now obtain free naloxone (Narcan nasal spray) through the statewide Tele-Naloxone Project. More info at this  link .


2020 AC4C Retreat Dates
  • March 24th and 25th
  • June 23rd and 24th
  • September 29th and 30th
  • IDPH: A Public Health Approach to Addressing Methamphetamine in Iowa - 3/6, 1-2:30pm - register here
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) - March 11-12 and  April 29-30 - register here
  • Prevention Ethics - March 13 - register here
  • 2020 Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Conference - April 20 - info here.
  • Governor's  Conference on Substance Abuse - April 21 & 22 - info/register here
  • Ethics for re-certification - April 22 at Governor's Conference

CADCA 30th Annual National Leadership Forum

Members of AC4C Staff attended CADCA's National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD. Highlights included visits with Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, and  CADCA Academy graduations for NFVCC and Jackson County coalitions. Congratulations, Stacie Schroeder (NFVCC) and Julie Furne (Jackson County)!

Youth Voices are Needed!

We are working to develop our Youth Advisory Committee and are looking for representatives  from  throughout the State. Youth Advisory Committee members will:
EDUCATE  community members about the needs of youth, the contributions they make to the community and the ways that communities can better support youth
BRIDGE  the gap between younger and older generations
DEVELOP leadership skills and use them to connect with the community and policymakers
ADVISE  on the activities of the Youth Coalition
REPORT  on behalf of the Youth Coalition to AC4C
DESIGN marketing and promotion materials for our new group
If you have an outstanding youth coalition member that would be a good fit for addressing substance use on a state-wide scale, please consider nominating them today. For more information, contact Jennifer Husmann, AC4C Coordinator, at


Save the Date!
will be March 24-25, 2020
CORRECTION: Registration available at this link:
Agenda available at this link:
Legislative Lunch & Learn flyer: 

Resources to Share and Links to check out... 
Check out the Updated AC4C Website!!

Members keep up with the latest in the news

Looking for a training



Iowa State Patrol


I-ALERT Policy 


Iowa Department of Public Health Your Life Iowa


Partnership for A Healthy Iowa

(formerly PDFI) 


   AC4C Board Members
Front - L to R: Jen Stolka, Katya Boltavana, Sandy Rayhons  Back L to R: Kris Rankin, Stacie Schroeder, Sue Greene. Not pictured: Molly Winter and Lynne Coleman.

Connected Communities.
Effective Coalitions. 
Healthy Iowans. 

Unifying Iowans to reduce youth substance misuse
a state
and community level.

Join an Action Team or Work Group session every month!
Access the action team meetings here for login information
Other Substances Action Team
Next meeting -March 2 @ 9:30am

Marijuana Action Team
Next meeting- March 9 @ 9:30am  
Nicotine Action Team 
Next meeting- March 16@ 9:30am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- March 23@ 9:30am

Policy Work Group
4th Wednesday at 2:00 pm
Meeting information can be found  here
Click here for meeting minutes

To collaborate with the community and statewide entities to advocate and educate on substance abuse legislation, policies, and related issues.
Marketing and Communications Work Group (currently meeting with Capacity Work group)
Chair: Sue Greene
3rd Monday at 2:00 pm
Click here for meeting minutes
To build skills and provide resources to members of AC4C 

Capacity Work Group (currently meeting with Marketing & Communications Group)

3rd Monday at 2:00 pm
Click here for meeting minutes

Create a network of professionals that have a diverse knowledge, experience and interest.
Medication Disposal Resources

More resources...

Mid-America Prevention Training Transfer Center (PTTC) recently featured AC4C on their Podcast.  Check it out and their website for training opportunities and other resources to support prevention here in Iowa. 
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Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Katya Boltanova, Chair
Jennifer Husmann, Project Director