Iowa Innovation Now


The Awards Ceremony

Addiction Policy Forum honored Iowa innovators changing the response to addiction at the Innovation Now Awards Ceremony. Addiction Policy Forum released its new report: Iowa Innovations to Address Addiction: Eight Innovative Solutions that are Transforming Addiction Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.

Keynote speaker: Dale Woolery, Director of the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy.


August 6, 2019   |    12:00pm - 2:00pm   |    The Des Moines Embassy Club


 Addiction Policy Forum hosted over 45 people, including Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy Director Dale Woolery, United States Senators Chuck Grassley’s and Joni Ernst’s staff, Iowa State Senator Claire Celsi, Iowa State Representative Brian Lohse, Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Reinert, and Iowa Department of Corrections Director Beth Skinner’s staff.

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In the News...











August 6, 2019 at 4:56pm

According to the CDC, 341 Iowa residents died in 2017 due to drug overdoses.

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and the Addiction Policy Forum...


Business Record

August 2, 2019

Eight Iowa-based programs that are making a difference in addressing the drug addiction and overdose crisis in the state will be recognized during a ceremony in Des Moines on Aug. 6.


News Talk 1540 KXEL with Director Dale Woolery

August 6, 2019

We are having an event today in Des Moines today, by the Addiction Policy Forum to shine a spotlight on innovative programs.


News Talk 1540 KXEL with Kimberly Lohman Clapp

August 7, 2019

The Eastern Iowa Heroin Initiative was born in Cedar Rapids after 25 people were lost to overdose in one year.


Addiction Policy Forum recognized CRUSH of Iowa

August 8, 2019

State organizations that try to help stop the opioid epidemic are getting recognition -- and awards -- for their work.