Critical Consciousness-based Health Promotion Interventions for Racial and Sexual Minority Populations


Patrick Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


Critical Consciousness involves becoming aware of the broader social, political, and cultural forces that perpetuate oppression and inequality. Helping to raise individuals’ awareness and recognition of such forces in their daily lives can fuel empowerment, self-esteem, and other precursors to positive health behavior change. In this webinar, Dr. Patrick Wilson will discuss how critical consciousness can be used to support behavior change interventions for marginalized groups, such as black MSM youth.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Define Critical Consciousness
  • Describe the Mobilizing our Voices for Empowerment (MOVE) intervention for young Black gay/bisexual men living with HIV
  • Discuss current and future critical consciousness intervention research

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1A2, 1A3, 1A4, 1A5, 1A6, 1A7, 1A8, 1A9, 1A10, 1A11, 1A12, 1A13, 1A14, 1B1, 1B2, 1B3, 1B4, 1B5, 1B6, 1B7, 1B8, 1B9, 1B10, 1B11, 1B12, 1B13, 1B14, 4A1, 4A2, 4A3, 4A4, 4A5, 4A6, 4A7, 4B1, 4B2, 4B3, 4B4, 4B5, 4B6, 4B7, 4B8, 5A10, 5B11, 8A1, 8A2, 8A4, 8A5, 8B1, 8B2, 8B4, 8B5

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