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

July 2021

Coalition Spotlight on the Johnson County Prevention Partnership:
The Johnson County Prevention Partnership (JCPP) is a newer coalition that began in 2019. The goal of the Prevention Partnership is: To prevent the harmful use of substances and reduce substance abuse by youth throughout Johnson County. The Prevention Partnership will actively work with young people, build community connections, engage in meaningful dialogue, utilize community resources, support people in recovery and embrace their families.
The Prevention Partnership used the Strategic Prevention Framework to assess the need for a coalition in Johnson County, continues to build capacity for the Partnership, and is in the implementation step of its action plan. The Partnership was able to continue to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of virtual meetings. A concerted effort is being made to involve youth and reach out to smaller communities in Johnson County. The Johnson County Prevention Partnership applied for a Drug Free Communities Grant in May 2021 and are hopeful to be awarded funding. Partnership members are working on a Townhall Meeting that will be held sometime in October 2021. The focus will be on Underage Drinking and how the pandemic has impacted high risk drinking choices among youth.

(Thanks, Kristin Frank, for telling us about JCPP! We hope your DFC application is awarded funding too!)


AC4C Virtual Event-
Drug Marketing Right Under Your Nose
Tuesday, July 27, 1 p.m.
Click HERE is the link to register in advance for this event.

To join on the day of the event go to  Click "Join Meeting," and enter the meeting ID: 160 368 4836 .  

This one-hour virtual event will feature AC4C coalition leaders, agency prevention specialists, and youth discussing the trends seen with marijuana-related advertising, particularly in the eastern-bordering counties, and how this is affecting youth.  We'll discuss the concerns seen across the state of increased drug-related products on the shelves in stores.  We will also talk about what strategies could help prevention address these issues locally and state-wide.
Please invite coalition members and others interested in substance misuse prevention to join the virtual event.


AC4C's June Work Retreat In Person (Hybrid) was a Success!   Next
 Quarterly Retreat is
 September 15 and 16!
We had a great meeting in June with 41 people attending all or part of the 2 day work retreat, 25 in-person and the rest virtually. The Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (MCTC) will be hosting us again on September 15 and 16.  They are not able to offer lodging support this time.  If you need assistance with paying for a hotel room, please contact Jennifer Husmann

As much as we would love everyone to attend in person, we know that is not always possible. Like the last work retreat, we will send out a Zoom Gov link for those who need to attend all or part of the 2 days virtually.  Please still register.  MCTC will send out an email before the retreat where you can indicate whether you will be coming in-person, virtually, or some of each. 

One of the main focuses of the work retreat will be a cultural competency/sensitivity training.  Besides Action Team and Workgroup time, those who have attended CADCA Mid-Year or the NPN Conference will have the opportunity to discuss their highlights at the retreat.  We'll have state partner sharing again where we always learn so much.  The agenda will be coming out soon to members by email and will be posted in next month's Roundtable.  Register HERE today!  


Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming Events:
  • Next retreat date:             
  • Sept. 15 & 16, 2021

Marijuana Prevention Virtual Listening Post- July 27, 1 p.m. (See more information below.) 

AC4C Prevention Conference- Nov. 3, 2021 at Camp Dodge/MCTC!

   (More details coming soon!)

AC4C Day on the Hill 2022-February 24!

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Iowa Department of Public Health & Your Life Iowa


Partnership for A Healthy Iowa

(formerly PDFI) 


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 (usually) on Mondays. Login information here
Other Substances Action Team
Next meeting - Aug. 2 @ 9:30am            
Marijuana Action Team
Next meeting- Wednesday, July 21 @ 9:30am  (changed date this month)

Nicotine Action Team 
Next meetings- August 16 @ 9:30am 
Alcohol Action Team
Next meetings- July 26 @ 9:30am )

Policy Work Group
4th Wednesday at 2:00 pm usually 
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
normally 3rd Monday at 2:00 pm 
To build skills and provide resources to members of AC4C 

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

normally 3rd Monday at 2:00 pm (not meeting in June)
Click here for meeting minutes

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

2021 AC4C
 Executive Board 

Top row - L to R: Lorelle Mueting- President, Kristin Frank- VP, Dana Allen- Secretary, Kris Rankin- Treasurer, and  Sue Greene- At Large member; Bottom row- L to R: (all At Large members) Julie Furne, Jackie Preston, Stacie Schroeder, and David Condry. 

Medication Disposal Resources

DEA Drug Take Back  - October 23

Do you know about RALI Iowa?
Check out this organization and information about their virtual trailer HERE

More resources...


Mid-America Prevention Training Transfer Center (PTTC) 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
Lorelle Mueting, President
Jennifer Husmann, Project Director, 319-462-4327 x 661