Monthly Roundtable
Items for the Roundtable are due to Jodee by the 20th of each month.  The Roundtable will go out at the beginning of each month.
 January 2019

AC4C Retreat - March 12 & 13

The upcoming AC4C retreat will be held at Camp Dodge on March 12-13.  We have our state partners joining us both days to share updates and discuss projects in their organizations.  We will also review our strategic plan and discuss upcoming events.

Please register here

If you have any questions regarding retreat, please email Jodee at jodee.ac4c@gmail.com
Coalition Resources
AC4C Coalition Survey

AC4C is working to unify Iowans to reduce substance misuse on a state and community level. We want to collaborate with and connect statewide partners and coalitions across the state to look at priority issues and strengthen efforts.

AC4C has been successful in advocating for keg registration which was passed in 2007, the Social Host Law which passed in 2014, and we are now looking into raising the beer tax in the state to bring more funding to prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts.

We want to help bring needed resources to local communities and have considered hosting a prevention conference in the state but need your input. Please fill out the following needs survey for your coalition:


AC4C has quarterly retreats and monthly action team meetings which discuss prescription drugs, marijuana, and alcohol issues in the state. To become a  member or find out more about AC4C visit:  https://sites.google.com/site/iaac4c/home

Thank you for your time and input!
Jen Stolka, AC4C Executive Board Member

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According to IDPH, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Iowans ages 15 through 34, and the ninth leading cause of death overall in Iowa. 433 Iowans died by suicide in 2017.

If you are feeling suicidal or are concerned about someone else, please contact Your Life Iowa by calling (855) 581-8111, texting (855) 895-8398, or using the online chat function at   https://yourlifeiowa.org/. For more information about Zero Suicide, visit   http://zerosuicide.sprc.org/.

Upcomin Training   & Events
Check out the upcoming trainings:



SAVE THE DATES

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training - Phase 1
Date: March 6-7, 2019 
Location: Camp Dodge , Johnston, IA
Registration available at this link
**Please note that students will be automatically registered for 
   Phase 2 on  April 3-4, 2019 

Julie Hibben from IDPH is the POC for this course and may be contacted for additional information at 515-725-7895 or  Julie.Hibben@idph.iowa.gov .

AC4C Retreat
Dates: March 12-13
Location: Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA



 
April 1st, 2019
Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
Registration and information available  at this link




April 16-17, 2019
Veteran Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines
 
Registration and information available  at this link
 

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Partnership for Drug Free Iowa - video resources

Show #8  2018 - The Police and Drug Intervention - Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

Iowa Law Enforcement is actually working hard to keep substance abusers and addicts out of jail and get them into treatment. A new program has been adopted in Iowa City making a partner of the police department and substance abuse treatment providers.  

Show #9  2018 -  It's Family First with a Troubled Teen
An insightful story about one Iowa family's experience with a troubled teen. A journey of stress, fear, an almost tragedy, and finally a success where family first is both hope and inspiration. From the point of view of a teenage girl and her parents, a life changing experience.


Surviving Bad 2018 show 8
Surviving Bad 2018 show 8
Surviving Bad 2018 show 9
Surviving Bad 2018 show 9



   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    Jodee Goche
    Co-Director               Co-Director 

AC4C on Facebook

 

AC4C Website 

Iowa ODCP


Iowa State Patrol

 

Iowa EUDL Program

 

ISAIC

 

IDPH- Substance Abuse

 

IDPH- SBIRT

 

IDPH- Suicide Prevention 

 

Partnership @ Drug Free Iowa.org 

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

Iowa Voices of Reason resources

"Unify Iowa Prevention Coalitions to Affect
Positive Change"


 

The Alliance of Coalitions 4 Change is a statewide network seeking to increase the synergy of substance abuse prevention efforts in Iowa.

  Join a work group session!   Action Teams
Access the action team meetings - click here for login information
Marijuana Action Team                  
Next meeting- January 14th @ 9:30 a.m.  
Prescription Drug  Action Team
Next meeting- January 21st @ 9:30 a.m.  
 
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting - January 28th @ 9:30 a.m.
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Policy Work Group
 
Co-Chair:  Jennifer Husmann  

Co-Chair :   
January 23rd @ 2 p.m.

Purpose
To collaborate with the community and statewide entities to advocate and educate on substance abuse legislation, policies, and related issues.
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Marketing and Communications Work Group
Next Meeting: TBD

Purpose
 
To build skills and provide resources to members of AC4C 
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Capacity Work Group

Co-Chair: Jen Kimber

Co-Chair: William Batten

Next Meeting: February 14th @ 11 a.m.

Purpose
Create a network of professionals that have a diverse knowledge, experience and interest.

Medication Disposal Resources



More resources...


AC4C | 515-320-0585 | ia.ac4c@gmail.com | www.AC4C.org
Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Attn: Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director
2300 River Road
Algona, IA 50511