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

Dazed and Confused Over Hemp
Consumers, farmers and businesses
should watch out for fraud
Whenever the public is confused about the law, the potential for fraud is high. That maxim applies to hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products. The 2019 Iowa Hemp Act and recent changes in federal law have led to questions about what is legal and safe in Iowa. The  Iowa Attorney General's Office has released an official statement to help consumers, businesses and farmers understand state and federal laws and avoid misleading and possibly fraudulent claims.
Here's the bottom line: Any product containing cannabidiol is currently classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under Iowa law and is, thus, illegal. At this time, the only exceptions to this classification are FDA-approved medications and Iowa's medical CBD program, which is administered by the Iowa Department of Public Health. That program is open only to people with state-issued registration cards and only through licensed dispensaries.
Read more
from the Iowa Attorney General including Q&A 

Iowa Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill
AC4C supported the education of  the recommendations by the legislative supported CBD Board comprised of physicians and health care providers.  It appeared as if their recommendations were going to be ignored, but Governor Reynolds decided to slow down the expansion of the CBD bill by exercising her right to veto.  While this limits who can access the benefits, it also does not allow the 25-gram limit which would have allowed a person to consume THC levels "higher than one would typically consume even with aggressive recreational marijuana use." 

Read more about it in the May 24th Des Moines Register article below: 

Worth a read - Marijuana... 

RAGBRAI brings about a large consumption of alcohol across Iowa during the week of July 21st.  AC4C Alcohol Action Team led by board member Kris Rankin is coordinating the effort to provide volunteer alcohol server training along the route.  Currently these counties have trainings scheduled:  Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, Des Moines and Lee counties.  If you are in one of the other communities we encourage you to send Kris an email.    T he Iowa ABD  provides support to volunteers.  They recently launched the Age to Purchase App which allows users to scan driver's licenses with their smartphone. No personal information of the customer is stored on the device. The built-in scanning function uses the camera feature on the device to scan the barcode on the driver's license to quickly help determine age and validity.   To download the app go to  this link or to find out more about the training Iowa ABD is providing specifically for RAGBRAI - check it out here

Save the Dates 
The Iowa Department of Public Health in collaboration with the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (MCTC) is hosting several foundational prevention  trainings this fall.  Trainings are listed below but additional details can be found by clicking on the registration links.  Encourage those who need these trainings for certification purposes to register quickly as trainings have been filling to capacity.
Substance Abuse Prevention Ethics for Recertification (webinar) - October 10, 2019 from 9:00-12:00.   To register and to learn more information, click here .
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training - October 2-3 and November 14-15, 2019.   Registration is free but mileage, meals and lodging are to be covered by each participant. In order for the  training  to count towards certification, participants will need to attend all four days within this course.  To register and to learn more information, click here  .
Substance Abuse Prevention Ethics for Certification - November 13, 2019
Registration is free but mileage, meals and lodging are to be covered by each participant. In order for the training to count towards certification, participants will need to attend the full day of training.  To register and to learn more information, click here.  

Registration for the
National Prevention Network Conference (NPN) is now open
Join the Iowa Partnership for Success Grantees in Chicago
August 27-29, 2019
Registration can be found here


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

Coalition Resources
Upcomin Training   & Events
Check out the upcoming trainings:

Conference Tracks are being finalize
- but registration is open

Prevention Conference
Date: September 4th 
Location: MCTC - Camp Dodge
Registration:   Registration found here!

   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. 
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Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Attn: Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director
2300 River Road
Algona, IA 50511