Monthly Roundtable
Items for the Roundtable are to be emailed to by the 20th of each month. 
December 2019


Two new Action Team meetings are now being held:
Other Substances Action Team
 replaces the Prescription Drug Action Team, and focuses on substances other than alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine. Join us as we share resources on Rx drugs, meth, heroin, fentanyl, etc. The Other Substances Action Team meets on the 1st Monday.
The Nicotine Action Team invites you to join us to learn about Nicotine Free activities and resources available, including My Life My Quit,  a free youth tobacco cessation program made especially for teens. The Other Substances Action Team meets on the 3rd Monday.
New and Revised Action Team Schedule 
  • 1st Monday is Other Substances       (prescription drugs, heroin, meth, etc.) 
  • 2nd Monday is Marijuana 
  • 3rd Monday is Nicotine
  • 4th Monday is Alcohol
All Meetings start at 9:30 a.m.
Check out this new looking website. We hope you find it more user friendly. Please notify  us if you find any discrepancies.
"People Before Profits"
  Monday, February 10, 2020
  Agenda for the Day:
1 0:00-10:15 - Arrive at Jessie Parker building
10:15- 11: 45 - Youth training and pizza lunch
11:45- Noon - Transfer to Capitol
Noon-12:30 - Set up for Press Conference in the Rotunda, or quick tours and greetings with Legislators
12:30-1:00 - Press Conference with youth speakers  and other guest speakers
1:00- ? - Introductions in the House or Senate as their meetings are called to order, meetings with Legislators, and tours of  the Capitol
An updated toolkit on the event including registration, specific speakers and theme can be found at this link

Contact Jennifer Husmann with questions
319-721-4463 (cell) 
319-462-4327 x202 (desk phone)

2020 AC4C Retreat Dates
  • January 28th and 29th
  • March 24th and 25th
  • June 23rd and 24th
  • September 29th and 30th
CADCA 30th Annual National Leadership Forum

CADCA's National Leadership Forum, as well as SAMHSA's 16th Annual Prevention Day,  will be held at the  Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, February 3-6, 2020. For further information, including session descriptions and registration information, go to:


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


What You Don't See

What You Don't See ™ is a mobile training trailer designed to simulate a "typical" teenager's bedroom, complete with all the paraphernalia and imagery one would expect to see but not to necessarily understand  from today's younger culture. In the room, attendees will learn the meanings of signs, symbols & clothing, common hiding spots and other precursors that can be a tip to otherwise unsuspecting parents. What You Don't See ™ was developed by the Iowa Narcotics Officers Association and is available for use through community partnerships with an Iowa Narcotics Officers Association member. To learn more about the trailer and how you can use it in your community, visit


Save the Date  
 will be  January 28-29, 2020 
Registration available at this link

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 -January 6 @ 9:30am

Marijuana Action Team
Next meeting- January 13 @ 9:30am  
Nicotine Action Team 
Next meeting- January 20 @ 9:30am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- January 27 @ 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