A Healthier Path for Native Americans Webinar Series

Professional Development Webinars

CHES Approved

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

10 AM PST | 12 PM CT | 1 PM EST


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

10 AM PST | 12 PM CT | 1 PM EST

Facilitated by Celena Donahue, Health Equity Advocate

A Healthier Path for Native Americans Webinar Series

During this two-part webinar series, Celena Donahue will help public health and healthcare professionals to understand and better assess the social, economic, and environmental factors influencing the ability of many Native Americans to fully trust, participate in and benefit from evidence-based programs and care. Celena will also provide information on how to proactively and effectively serve the indigenous peoples experiencing health disparities by understanding and implementing effective health promotion and engagement strategies.


Webinar dates are February 10 and February 24. Separate registration and fees apply. The duration of each webinar is one (1) hour. Registration fees are $30.00. 

February 10th Learning Objectives: 

  • Have an increased knowledge of history/historical trauma amongst Native Americans;

  • Have an increased understanding of barriers within Native American populations; and 

  • Learn best practices for helping Native Americans navigate the healthcare system.





February 24th Learning Objectives: 

  • Have an increased understanding of the best approaches to use when engaging with Native American community members;


  • Have an improved ability to use a culturally sensitive perspective; and

  • Learn some of the best-practices to use when developing and distributing information to promote health and wellness.




About Celena Donahue:

Celena Donahue is a Pueblo Indian and her family is Hupa, Yurok, and Karuk. She was raised on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural Northeastern California. She graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 2008 and is a Health Equity Advocate who has worked in public health for over a decade. She has successfully collaborated with numerous tribes, tribal clinics, community clinics, and other partners over the past several years.

Her experience includes providing consultation and Quality Improvement coaching for implementation of evidence-base interventions and serving as a facilitator for evidence-based programs.  

Celena believes that in order to close the health disparity gap amongst Native Americans and in rural communities, there needs to be a deep understanding and in-depth understanding, dedication, and collaborative effort. She also believes in creating partnerships that increase capacity for health leadership and community-based participatory research as a way to reduce incidence and mortality rates due to chronic and infectious diseases; improve screening rates; and address social, cultural, environmental, and economic inequities that pose risk factors for diseases.

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