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

Iowa Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse and the IDPH Workforce Development Task Force are partnering on a workforce development  survey that will help
us maximize training and technical assistance resources and recruit, train, and retain a diverse and highly effective workforce

As an important member of Iowa's prevention workforce and your participation in the  survey matters! 

If you have already taken this  survey
  - thank you! 
If you have not yet completed this  survey
just a few moments of your time would
provide valuable information.  To maintain the integrity of the data,  please complete the survey  in one sitting.

The  survey  closes on September 20, 2019.

BONUS:  At the end of the  survey,
you will receive a link to a certificate
for .25 CEUs.
To access the  survey , please use
the following link: 
   Click Here

Coming in October... 
University of Iowa College of Public Health and AC4C will host the
2nd Annual Policy & Advocacy Summit



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
 "in the books"
O n September 4th about 80 prevention professionals came together at Camp Dodge where YSS, MCTC, and AC4C collaborated to bring a jam-packed day of learning.  Thanks to all who attended.  Look for an email evaluation from MCTC and that will generate a certificate of attendance for CPS CEU's.  
Word from the Director... 
I recall being in a web-meeting early in my career when you had to attend by going to a remote ICN location.  I attended in Mason City and there was only one other person from the AEA there who was part of the Mason City Youth Task Force.  We were at a grant information meeting where I quickly realized the grant was too much for our coalition that was just getting started.  Little did I know that planted a seed that grew into the collaboration we know as AC4C.  Through the leadership and vision of Mary Schissel, the idea of we could accomplish more as a collaboration than if we all worked independently locally.  

From that initial regional grant that "Mother Mary" wrote our little emerging coalition into almost 20 years ago to current day where we are completing a successful 5-Year DFC grant as a statewide organization - we have proven we can do more collectively.  This past year we brought Mary out of retirement to help use with a snapshot evaluation that you are welcome to check out.  

As the year closes, I will be moving in a new direction and know that AC4C is in good hands.  Hopefully the Year 6-10 DFC will be successfully obtained (patiently waiting for the notification).   We have had passionate people working together for almost 15 years and AC4C will continue to do great things.  I hope our paths will cross as I set off to increase community engagement as a facilitator and trainer with HueLife

Thanks for the many great partnerships.  Wish you all the best - continue to work towards making the world a better place for the next generation! 
Keep working upstream.  -  Angie 

Save the Date -
The next AC4C Retreat will be November 6th and 7th. Registration available in next month's Roundtable.
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

Angie Asa-Lovstad, Director

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- OCTOBER 14th @ 9:30am  
Prescription Drug  Action Team
Next meeting- SEPTEMBER 16th @ 9:30 am  
Alcohol Action Team
Next meeting- SEPTEMBER 23rd @ 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. 

I can be reached at
AC4C | |
Alliance of Coalitions for Change
Katya Boltanova, Chair
Jennifer Husmann, Acting Director