Monthly Roundtable
Items for the Roundtable are due to Angie by the 20th of each month. 
August 2019

AC4C Receives 2019
Innovation Now Award 

National Addiction Policy Forum honored Iowa innovators changing the response to addiction at the Innovation Now Awards Ceremony. Addiction Policy F orum released its new report:

"Connec ted Communities. Effective Coalitions. Healthy Iowans." Those six words capture the essence of what the Alliance of Coalitions for Change (AC4C) does in Iowa e very day. Its mission is to unite substance misuse prevention coalitions' work in order to affect positive change through learning, advocating, networking, and building capacity."
To all the many people who do the work that make AC4C what it is and to all the other "innovators" recognized on August 6, 2019.  
Mapping Our Future -
Bridging Adult and Youth Partnerships
September 4, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Plan on joining the Iowa Prevention Community to explore latest trends, visit the basics of prevention, and offer youth training in engaging your local community. This one day event is packed with something for everyone. Explore the ways behavioral health and substance abuse prevention both have a similar road to travel in making local community level change happen. 

KEYNOTE:    Lyndsey Fennelly  sharing her story around "Health. Hope. Healing." 
  • Trend Talk: Explore the issues we are facing in prevention / behavioral health
  • Sprint Sessions: Provide a map to explore all the topics for the the day in a condensed overview
    • Training Tracks:  
    • "Driver's Ed Track" - for those newer to prevention learn the ABC's of Prevention, hear how veteran coalition leaders build community collaboration, and explore the real meaning behind environmental strategies for the prevention work we do.

    • "Detours of Life Track" - for those that want to expand their knowledge and explore the intersections of how ACEs, Drug Trends, and Suicide Prevention impact our prevention field. 

    • "Building a Communication Highway through Youth Leadership" is for the youth that we want to get more involved in having important conversations throughout our local communities. Youth will learn how to have FAIR conversations that will help engage voices of all ages. Plan on bringing your youth!!!

FREE! Drug Disposal Pouches

CADCA is has an exciting partnership they would like to share with Iowans.  The RALI (Rx Abuse Leadership Intiative) has undertaken a multi-pronged approach to help address the opioid crisis in this nation. Removing unwanted drugs (including opioids) from circulation is one step RALI is taking to reduce improper access to them. The Deterra Drug Deactivation System
(the "Kit") appears to be a well-conceived, practical way to destroy them with a minimal level of technical expertise. So, as a public service, RALI is donating these Kits to public and private agencies and organizations. 

In order to participate complete the MOU found in this link. Once your MOU is completed, you can complete this order form. There is an email on the order form that the MOU and order form is to be returned to.  You will receive a case (200 bags) or more to be distributed throughout your community.  

Coming in October... 

University of Iowa College of Public Health and AC4C will host the
2nd Annual Policy & Advocacy Summit

Stay tuned for more information... 

Check it out... 

New videos to use with your education efforts 
from Iowa Department of Public Health


Remember to check out our prevention education videos!  These are available on our YouTube Channel at  this link

   AC4C Board Members
Front - R to L - Katya Boltanova, Karie Terhark, Sandy Rayhons
Back - R to L - Jane Larkin, Molly Winter, Kris Rankin, Jen Stolka Jennifer Husmann and Jen Kimber

Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director

AC4C on Facebook


AC4C Website 


Iowa State Patrol


Iowa EUDL Program




 Iowa Department of Public Health
- Your Life Iowa



Partnership for Healthy Iowa
(formerly PDFI)

Resources To Share.....
CDC- Alcohol Page
Tobacco Use Prevention Toolkit

Iowa Voices of Reason resources

Connected Communities.
Effective Coalitions. 
Healthy Iowans. 


The Alliance of Coalitions 4 Change is a statewide network seeking to reduce substance misuse on a state and community level.

  Join a work group session!   Action Teams
Access the action team meetings - click here for login information
Marijuana Action Team                  
Next meeting- August 5th @ 9:30am  
Prescription Drug  Action Team
Next meeting- July 15th @ 9:30 am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- July 22nd @ 9:30 a.m.

Policy Work Group
Co-Chair:  Jennifer Husmann  
Meeting information can be found  here

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
To build skills and provide resources to members of AC4C 

Capacity Work Group

Co-Chair : Jen Stolka
Meeting information can be found  here

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. 
 Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan July 2019
NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) just released this report that covered the following areas:
* Workforce * Programmatic Services * Clinical Services * Policy * Communications * Partnerships * Data Collection * Evaluation

Check it out here

AC4C | 515-320-0585 | |
Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Attn: Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director
2300 River Road
Algona, IA 50511