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Cardea Services

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General Information

For nearly 50 years, Cardea has strived to improve organizations' abilities to deliver accessible, high quality, culturally proficient, and compassionate services to their clients. We envision communities where all people, especially those who have been most underserved, have equitable access to quality health and human services, and we believe that organizations thrive by integrating principles of social justice and cultural proficiency into all aspects of their work.

Services Provided: 
Technical Assistance
Policy Support
Technical Assistance

Cardea provides a range of TA services to support school districts in the adoption and implementation of sound sexual health education policies and procedures. Through direct services, training, and capacity building, Cardea assists districts in adopting best practices, building the capacity of their faculty and staff, and engaging their parents and community. TA begins with the dissemination of policy, research, practices, and resources through peer-learning communities/communities of practice. Additional individualized district TA supports system changes, capacity building, training and education that results in significant changes to practices within a district and changing community perceptions and norms. 

Technical Assistance Webpage:
Curriculum alignment to policies, Curriculum alignment to standards, Curriculum development, Curriculum review for cultural inclusivity, Curriculum review for LGBTQ inclusivity, Curriculum review for medical accuracy, Scope and Sequence development, Scope and Sequence review
Age Group(s):
Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-10, Grades 11-12
Policy Support

Cardea facilitates the development and implementation of effective policies to support comprehensive sexual health education and related student health. Our policy work is based on our extensive experience in sexual and reproductive health, within the context of equity and social justice, and our experiences working directly with teachers, school districts, and state and local education agencies.

At the national level, Cardea collaborates with partner organizations in developing practical sexual health education guidance that is foundational to the development of effective policies. At the state level, Cardea is able to support policy development by providing insight into issues impacting districts, teachers, and parents, then supporting the direct implementation of adopted policies, through convening peer-learning communities, technical assistance and training. At the community level, Cardea supports implementation efforts through parent information and education. 

Policy Webpage:
Support Levels:
District, Federal, State