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

SAMHSA still has $750 stipends available for Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking. If you have already started the registration process, please click  here  to complete it. If you have not received an invitation and are interested in learning more about the stipends, please, click  here  to send an email.
Stipends are going fast, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a valuable collaborative prevention opportunity. Don't miss your chance to get a stipend this year.
Should you have any questions, please contact Dana West at 301-407-6553 or .


Farewell to long-time Prevention Agency  
As many are aware, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Compass Pointe board of directors voted to begin orderly dissolution of the organization, with the date of April 15th selected as the final day of operations.

For AC4C we are losing one of the "Mother Mary's" - Mary Sloan.  Mary, a champion for all things prevention in Iowa, but in particular the Beer Tax, will be missed for sure.  She brought genuine passion to the prevention field and mentored many of us as we entered the field.  Another long-term employee, Jody Monroe is leaving us as well.  For the past several years she served as the IPDH PFS Coordinator for Emmet County.  Her commitment to prevention reflected her passion for giving all youth the future they deserve.  We will miss you both and all of the Compass Pointe staff.  

The following is the announcement from IDPH regarding the transition for services: 

As part of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Integrated Provider Network (IPN) - a statewide network of community-based substance use and problem gambling prevention and treatment providers - Compass Pointe provided a valuable service to its community, which included the delivery of subsidized treatment services for individuals with a gambling or substance use disorder.

Upon receiving notice of plans for dissolution of Compass Pointe, IDPH began discussions with contiguously located IPN providers to determine interest in serving the ongoing needs of the community. As a result, IDPH is happy to announce that Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. has agreed to assume responsibility for the service area previously served by Compass Pointe.
As Jackson finalizes their implementation plan which includes the opening of new prevention and treatment locations, IDPH understands there is an immediate need for services. Therefore, until services are available from Jackson, IDPH recommends that interested individuals or those wanting to make a referral, utilize one of the following resources:
* Your Life Iowa: or call 855-581-8111
* Contact Lori Hancock-Muck at


What is it?

The Iowa ABD Age to Purchase App 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. The app also gives users access to a view similar to the desktop calendars previously issued by ABD.

To download the app go to this link

Save the Dates 
The Iowa Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse, with funding from the State Opioid Response grant through SAMHSA is pleased to offer this free "training of trainers" opportunity. Become aware of how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, as well as train others in your community after participating in this training.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Waterloo - The Isle Casino and Hotel Waterloo
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Council Bluffs - Hilton Garden Inn

This training will prepare individuals to conduct two different types of trainings. First, attendees will learn to train emergency responders (typically police, fire fighters, private security, or others who may respond to an emergency) on how to assess and reverse an overdose. This curriculum also includes information on substance use disorder as a brain disease and current global efforts to address the opioid crisis, including naloxone's appropriate role. This portion is focused on addressing an opioid overdose in progress. 

The second training attendees will be able to perform after this event is primarily focused on overdose prevention.
This section is most impactful for individuals who will offer trainings to:
  • local health departments
  • treatment providers
  • social service and other community organizations and agencies
  • medical providers
  • emergency responders including law enforcement and fire fighters
  • security officers
  • college/university housing or residence life staff
  • other individuals who may work with at-risk individuals and respond to an overdose emergency
Training will cover: Overviews of Opioid Use Disorder and opioid overdose, overdose recognition and response including how to properly administer naloxone, managing overdose situations, and delivering overdose and naloxone education.



Marijuana Debunking the Myths
Monday, June 10, 2019 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Event Hosted By: 
Pathways Behavioral Services  
Intended Audience:  Substance abuse and mental health professionals and nurses 

Purpose: To provide high quality education related to medical marijuana legalization. The legalization of medical marijuana has created an increasing negative shift in the attitudes and behaviors of not only those seeking out marijuana for use (both adults and youth) but in those that are providing medical and therapy services.

Educational Objectives: 
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
1. Articulate the connection with marijuana use and brain function including impact on youth brain development.
2. Identify and understand the connection between marijuana and psychosis.
3. Describe health concerns related to marijuana use.
4. Articulate information about the Iowa Medical Marijuana Law. 

Presenter: Ed Gogek, M.D.

Cost: Registration fee of $75 includes CEU cost for either nursing or substance abuse. 

Please contact Vicki Mueller at (319) 235-6571 with any questions.
Please send registration to Vicki Mueller, Pathways Behavioral Services, 3362 University Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa 50701 before May 31, 2019 to guarantee a seat in the training. 

Credit: This program has been approved for 2.75 Contact Hours through Allen College, Iowa Board of Nursing provider #127 and 2.75 substance abuse CEUs through Iowa Board of Certifications. Participants must attend the entire session to receive credit.


more information to follow but 
Pencil in June 20th - 21st


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




IDPH- Substance Abuse




IDPH- Suicide Prevention 


Partnership @ Drug Free 

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- May 13th @ 9:30am  
Prescription Drug  Action Team
Next meeting- May 20th @ 9:30 am  
Alcohol Action Team
(May 27th is  the Memorial holiday)
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

Next Meeting: Retreat - March 12th
Meeting information can be found here

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

Medication Disposal Resources

More resources...

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