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

"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)

Welcome Ryan Doyle, Prevention Specialist at YSS, and AC4C Youth Coordinator! Ryan can be reached at


On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product - including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes - to anyone under age 21. More info at this  link

NOTE that current Iowa code still reflects minimum age of 18 to purchase these products; proposed State of Iowa legislation (which mirrors the Federal Law) will be introduced this legislative session and should address enforcement.



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
  • January 28th and 29th
  • March 24th and 25th
  • June 23rd and 24th
  • September 29th and 30th

January 29, 10-11 AM - IDPH "My Life My Quit" webinar: link

February 7, 1-2:30 PM, IDPH Monthly Prevention webinar - "Collaborating with Local Public Health" - registration  link


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


ODCP Legislative Update #1

ODCP Legislative Update is a weekly recap of action in the Iowa Legislature relating to drug control and criminal justice issues, the aim of which is to keep you informed of proposed legislation and any progress it makes toward becoming law.  Contact Susie Scher to be added to the email distribution list. 

A few bills currently being tracked:

SSB 3016 An Act establishing the minimum age relative to various activities relating to tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products, and cigarettes.
Introduced, referred to State Government 01-15-20.

SSB 3007 An Act relating to the regulation of certain tobacco and hemp-related products.
Introduced, referred to Commerce 01-15-20.

SSB 3050 An Act relating to controlled substances, including amending the controlled substance schedules, removing certain references to marijuana.
Introduced, referred to Human Resources 01-16-20

SF 501  An Act relating to the medical cannabidiol Act. Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Passed subcommittee 02-18-19. Passed committee with amendment 03-05-19. 
Assigned to subcommittee 01-15-20.


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

Legislative Lunch & Learn will be held March 24 during retreat. More info to come.

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) 


Congrats to Jen Stolka on her ACPS Certification! 
   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 -February 3 @ 9:30am

Marijuana Action Team
Next meeting- February 10 @ 9:30am  
Nicotine Action Team 
Next meeting- February 17 @ 9:30am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- February 24@ 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