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

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Planning and Implementing Evidenced-Based HIV Outreach and Prevention Strategies for MSM and Transgender People: Model Programs and Tools

Organization that developed training: National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute

Description: This session focuses on best and promising practices in reaching transgender women and black men who have sex with men. The presenters will share preliminary findings from research studies that are being implemented by the Fenway Institute and their own experiences on how to engage high risk transgender women and black MSM in HIV prevention and treatment.

Year Launched: 2013

Recommended for: Public Health Foundation-defined Tier 2 Public Health Professionals

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HIV/AIDS and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the United States: Understanding the Context and Promising Approaches to Close the Gaps

Organization that developed training: Michigan Public Health Training Center

Description: This archived webcast features a presentation from the 26th Annual PHSAD Minority Health Conference on February 22, 2013 at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The conference was entitled “Innovative Approaches to HIV & AIDS Prevention Among Youth.”

This session focuses on a review of the most recent epidemiologic data regarding the state of HIV/AIDS in the United States, with a particular focus on the severe and disproportionate impact on many African American communities. Dr. Sutton reviews what we know about the social and structural contexts as well as individual risk factors that may impact these disparities. Several HIV prevention interventions that show promising progress and policy implications are discussed. Dr. Sutton also reviews policy issues as they relate to HIV disparities.

Year Launched: 2013

Recommended for: Public Health Foundation-defined Tier 1 Public Health Professionals

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