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

Updates Related to Covid-19

COVID-19 Pandemic and Behavioral Health 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IDPH is providing a modified version of the Opioid Update newsletter as a behavioral health resource of related services available to those working to meet the needs of those affected by the current situation. The link to that newsletter is here .

Cancellations due to Covid-19: 
  • March AC4C Retreat
  • Legislative Lunch & Learn event 3/24/2020
  • Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse 4/21-4/22/2020
  • Iowa Drug Endangered Children's Conference 4/20/2020
  • DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please visit DEA.govfor more information


Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)

The purpose of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is  to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse preventive interventions,
and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field.

It does this by developing and disseminating tools and strategies needed to improve the quality  of substance abuse prevention efforts; providing intensive technical assistance and learning  resources to prevention professionals in order to improve their understanding of prevention science,  epidemiological data, and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices; and, developing  tools and resources to engage the next generation of prevention professionals.  

Dave Closson, from Mid-America PTTC, was kind enough to create a youtube video that explains more about PTTC, and how we can partner with them. That video can be viewed a this link

In addition, we wish to thank Dave for meeting with several AC4C members via zoom on 3/25 (since we couldn't meet him at our March retreat)! 


Legislative Updates regarding Medical CBD

Before the legislative session was suspended, a bill was passed in the House that would remove the 3% THC by volume limit currently in statute and add a limit per customer of 4.5 g of THC purchased in 90 days.  There were several other changes, most of them were recommendations made by the Medical CBD Board.  However, there was an amendment that was added and approved by the House that would add the following new conditions: PTSD and Severe, intractable autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.  These two conditions had previously been recommended to be added by the Medical CBD Board, but the Board of Medicine denied adding them due to lack of research.   In addition, the amendment also changed the wording of the condition Untreatable Pain to "Chronic Pain." This change had also been denied by the Board of Medicine.  There was a section in the amendment that appears to provide protection for employers who still wish to follow drug free workplace policies.  The bill was sent to the Senate and attached to another bill that is currently on file in that chamber. 
(Submitted by Lorelle Mueting and Jennifer Husmann)

Potency on the Rise

Iowa Drug Potency Infographics from IODCP

(Full page prints available at this link: )

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming AC4C Retreats:
  • June 23 & 24
  • September 29 & 30
Upcoming Training
IDPH: Suicide Prevention Working Together: April 3, 
1-2:30pm, register here

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

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week Website



Iowa State Patrol


I-ALERT Policy 


Iowa Department of Public Health Your Life Iowa


Partnership for A Healthy Iowa

(formerly PDFI) 


   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 -April 6 @ 9:30am

Marijuana Action Team
Next meeting- April 13 @ 9:30am  
Nicotine Action Team 
Next meeting- April 20 @ 9:30am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- April 27 @ 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