Program Representative Interviewed: Merrill Featherstone, Human Services Director
Location: Lakeport, CA
Program Overview: The 4P's Plus Pregnancy Support
Project seeks to decrease substance use among pregnant
Native American women
and increase the number of newborns born unexposed to substances. The Lake County Tribal Health Medical
Clinic screens all pregnant and parenting women for depression, domestic violence, and current substance
use. Staff members refer women with positive screens or other identified needs to the co-located Human
Services department, which connects patients to behavioral healthcare and a range of supportive programs.
The Lake County Tribal Health Consortium also manages a Tribal Preschool where
children receive school-readiness services and parents can participate in several parenting and support
programs, including a substance
use recovery group.