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

Seeking AC4C Board nominations

We are looking to fill three AC4C Board of Directors positions. Any active AC4C member is eligible for board service. We are requesting you to give serious consideration and  nominate a fellow member, or yourself for this leadership opportunity by October 15, 2019. Elections will be held at the November retreat.

The next several years promise to be exciting ones for AC4C with Drug Free Communities funding ending, and potentially starting for the next 5 years. Whatever our funding future will be, AC4C will continue to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. 

The Board of Directors will play a central role in this important work.  As you consider this opportunity, we ask you review the board director position description.  As you will see, we are expecting the board to be an active one.

A primary responsibility of board directors is to participate in the development of policy and major decision-making at board meetings held once a month online, and in-person during the AC4C retreats.  Another key responsibility is to be active on an ongoing basis in a workgroup.  

Since its founding in 2005, through the years, AC4C has become recognized as an effective provider of support to community anti-drug coalitions, state partners, and an advocate for effective prevention policy in Iowa. We invite you to become a part of this growing tradition.

Katya Boltanova
AC4C Board Chair

If interested in serving this statewide effort please let us know by completing this  short form.  It is a great opportunity and resume builder! 
October 14
10am - 3pm 
University of Iowa College of Public Health and AC4C will host the
2nd Annual Policy & Advocacy Summit
Register Today:  Click Here

November Retreat
November 6 and 7  
Save the date and register TODAY for the Quarterly Retreat at Camp Dodge
DAY 1: 9am - 4pm
9:00-9:30 Review of AC4C's year accomplishments
9:30 - 9:45 Board Election
9:45 BREAK
10:00 - 11:30 Workgroups
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Workgroup report out
1:30 - 3:00 Action Teams - What to keep? What needs to drop? What needs our attention?
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 - Action Team report out
3:45 - Wrap up and preview of Day 2
DAY 2: 9am -3:30pm
9:00 - 11:00 Partner Sharing: 
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00 Coordination of Efforts - Next steps
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (Working Lunch - Board Meeting)
1:30 - 3:00 Networking and Sharing of Conference Learnings
Report form
3:00 - 3:30 Wrap it up - gifts from the retreat and next steps

The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for Innovative Programs through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.  Grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. October 22, 2019.  

The Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy has identified the following areas in which grant funding will be prioritized for projects that employ innovative strategies to positively affect substance abuse and/or criminal justice systems: 
      Enhance the administration of justice through improved efficiency, improved effectiveness, and/or reduced cost. 
      Disrupt methamphetamine trafficking or reduce meth use.
      Address criminal justice and/or substance abuse system deficiencies in rural areas.
      Break the cycle of drug use, crime, and incarceration.
      Divert offenders from jail/prison to community based programming.
      Utilize data to improve system decision making and justice system outcomes. 
      Build partnerships and capacity to promote sustainable collaboration that tackles problems from multiple angles.
      Reduce recidivism, victimization and crime. 

Applications will be accepted through
which is an online grant management tool.  The application is titled
"2019 J AG Innovative Programs" and is open now through 4:30 p.m. October 22nd

2019 Prevention Conference
Certificates of Attendance

If you need a certificate you will be seeing an email from MCTC.  If you do not receive an email it may because your payment has not been noted.  Please contact Gerri Bugg if you need to pay or think you have already paid. 

Save the Date -
The next AC4C Retreat will be
November 6th and 7th. Registration available at this link.

Resources To Share.....
 and Links to check out... 

Looking for a training :


Members keep up with the latest in the news

AC4C on Facebook


Under construction - keep checking us out - new face is coming soon!

AC4C Website 


Iowa State Patrol


Iowa EUDL Program


 Iowa Department of Public Health

- Your Life Iowa



Partnership for Healthy Iowa
(formerly PDFI)


   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

Connected Communities.
Effective Coalitions. 
Healthy Iowans. 

The Alliance of Coalitions for Change seeks
to unify Iowans to reduce youth substance misuse
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- OCTOBER 14 @ 9:30am  
Prescription Drug  Action Team
Next meeting- OCTOBER 21 @ 9:30 am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- OCTOBER 28 @ 9:30 a.m.

Policy Work Group
Co-Chair:  Jennifer Husmann 
4th Wednesday at 2:00 
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 and Stacie Schroeder 
3rd Monday at 1:30
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 | |
Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Katya Boltanova, Chair
Jennifer Husmann, Acting Director