WEBINAR: Intergenerational Trauma among AI/AN Women and its Impact on Women’s Health and Cancer Screening


Presented by National Native Network’s California Rural Indian Health Board.

September 8, 2021

Celena Donahue
Public Health Advocate

Through this presentation, you will gain an increased knowledge and understanding of the history and historical trauma amongst Native Americans and AI/AN women, understand the barriers within Native American populations and the impact on women, women’s health, and gynecological cancer screenings.

Target Audience:
Physicians, nurses, health educators, administrators, and support staff working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities.

Speaker Info:
Celena Donahue is Pueblo Indian, and her family is Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk. She was raised on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural northeastern Humboldt County. She graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 2008. She currently is a Health Equity Advocate and a Talking Circle Facilitator and has 17 years in Clinical Pathology. She has been working in Public Health for over a decade and has successfully collaborated with numerous tribes, Indian Health Services (IHS), community clinics, and different stakeholders in the healthcare community over the past several years. As a result of her collaborative efforts, there has been a significant increase in health and cancer screenings. She has a vested interest in tribal communities and minimizing the healthcare disparities in these communities.  Celena has also served as the internal subject matter expert on Tribal Public Health Issues and worked on culturally appropriate materials, trainings, and guides. She has strong ties through a plethora of tribal communities where she has served as a community member and healthcare professional. Celena currently volunteers and sits on several tribal coalitions, boards, and committees.

There is no commercial interest support for this educational activity.

CEs will not be offered for this activity.


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