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

NOTE:  For all coalitions applying for a DFC, please contact Jennifer Husmann to have the MOU signed


June 20th - Day One
Hosted at Camp Dodge by MCTC
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Review the newly released Evaluation Report
  • Work together to set the new plan for the next year
  • Realignment of the Action Teams
  • Finish the planning for the September 4th Prevention Conference
  • Look at Leadership Transition and Succession Planning
  • Come find out where you can fit in and have a role in reducing substance misuse across Iowa... Connected Communities. Effective Coalitions. Healthy Iowans. 
June 21st - Day Two ( 9:00 am - Noon)

Hosted at Pape Building Room 122 by ODCP 
215 East 7th Street - Downtown Des Moines
Spend the morning with our State Partners
    • Learn about important updates and changes that have happened
    • Discuss the challenges and opportunities these changes have for all of us
    • Explore the ways we can collaborate for more effective use of funds
    • Discuss the sustainability / funding options for coalitions and AC4C 

Register today -   Click here    MCTC is offering accommodations on base - please register soon to take advantage of this benefit. 

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 - Always Alcohol... 

Partnership for a Healthy Iowa Facilitate Townhall
On May 16th, students and teachers at MFL MarMac High School shared personal stories they hope will give other teens, parents and public a better understanding of high-risk activities young people encounter in Iowa today. 

Tune in for a better understanding of marijuana and vaping trends. 

Check out what they have to say here...

Thanks Peter Komendowski and the Partnership for doing what you do! 

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

Registration for the
Coalition for Healthy Youth
Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse Conference
Working Together - Developing Solutions
August 7 - 9, 2019
University of South Carolina Lancaster
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:


Prevention Conference
Date: September 4th 
Location: MCTC - Camp Dodge
Registration: coming soon - watch for it! 

   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- June 10th @ 9:30am  
Prescription Drug  Action Team
Next meeting- June 17th @ 9:30 am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- June 24th @ 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. 
AC4C | 515-320-0585 | |
Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Attn: Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director
2300 River Road
Algona, IA 50511