Focus Areas

Focusing for Impact

We leverage our expertise in social impact evaluation, policy advancement, capacity development, and professional learning across these focus areas, connecting the dots between issues and moving towards integrative solutions. Explore our resources to learn more about our work within and across these focus areas.

Education, Youth, and Families

  • Early Childhood Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Post-Secondary Education and Training
  • Sexuality Education
  • Adolescent Well-Being

Health and Well-Being

  • Generational and Intergenerational Health
  • Indigenous Health
  • Gender Affirming Care
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Behavioral Health

Economic Well-Being

  • Community Health
  • Housing Security
  • Basic Needs Support
  • Workforce Strengthening

Equity and Justice

  • Racial Justice
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Health Equity
  • Trauma, Healing, and Resilience
  • Cultural Competency and Humility
Tere Veloz

Cardea received multiple awards as a grantee of ACEs Aware, led by the Department of Health Care Services and Office of the California Surgeon General to prevent and address the impact of ACEs and toxic stress. Cardea is an exemplary model of collaborative partnerships to uplift communities of color and marginalized populations. Their curation of unique technical assistance to their partners, is trauma-informed and rooted in generating systemic change.

– Tere Veloz
Senior Policy Consultant, Medicaid Policy & Programs, Aurrera Health Group

Explore our courses and trainings

Find courses and trainings in across all of our focus areas thought Cardea’s Learning Management System.