Monthly Roundtable
Items for the Roundtable are to be emailed to by the 20th of each month. 
November 2019

Meet our New DFC Project Director
AC4C received the Drug Free Communities
Grant funding for years 6-10. Jennifer H usmann has been hired to serve as the new Project Director.  Jennifer is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist through the Area Substance Abuse Council and has worked as a Project Coordinator with the Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition primarily for the past 15 years.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Luther College.  She started her career as a youth director in Monticello for 8 years and also worked over 7 years in the Anamosa and Olin School Districts through their Family Resource Centers as a Family Support Worker, Parent Educator, and Early Access Service Coordinator. Jennifer has been a part of AC4C since its inception in 2005. She has spearheaded the Policy Work Group and has been on the Executive Board since 2013. She started implementing the very popular and successful Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Day on the Hill in 2009. Jennifer and her husband live and work on a farm in Jones County and have two grown children and 3 grandchildren.  
New and Revised Action Team Schedule 
  • 1st Monday is Other Substances       (prescription drugs, heroin, meth, etc.) 
  • 2nd Monday is Marijuana 
  • 3rd Monday is Nicotine
  • 4th Monday is Alcohol
All Meetings starting at 9:30 a.m.
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  Monday, February 10, 2020
  Agenda for the Day:
1 0:00-10:15 - Arrive at Jessie Parker building
10:15- 11: 45 - Youth training and pizza lunch
11:45- Noon - Transfer to Capitol
Noon-12:30 - Set up for Press Conference in the Rotunda, or quick tours and greetings with Legislators
12:30-1:00 - Press Conference with youth speakers  and other guest speakers
1:00- ? - Introductions in the House or Senate as their meetings are called to order, meetings with Legislators, tours of  the Capitol
An updated toolkit on the event will be coming soon including registration, specific speakers and theme.   

Contact Jennifer Husmann with questions
319-721-4463 (cell) 
319-462-4327 x202 (desk phone)

2020 AC4C Retreat Dates
  • January 28th and 29th
  • March 24th and 25th
  • June 23rd and 24th
  • September 29th and 30th
Register for conference  here

Save the Date  
 will be  January 28-29, 2020 
Registration and details of retreat will be coming!

Resources to Share and Links to check out... 
Check out the NEW AC4C Website!!

Members keep up with the latest in the news

Looking for a training



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 - December 2 @ 9:30am

Marijuana Action Team                  
Next meeting- December 9 @ 9:30am  
Nicotine Action Team 
Next meeting- December 16 @ 9:30am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- December 23 @ 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
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

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