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Addressing the Health-Related Causes of Chronic Absenteeism: A Toolkit for Action

Taking action to address health-related chronic absenteeism can have a powerful impact on students’ academic success and build the foundation for healthy, successful lives.

This document focuses on providing educators, particularly school district decision-makers, with knowledge and practical guidance for creating meaningful change to address health-related chronic absenteeism.

Students who aren’t in school—no matter the reason—can’t learn. Addressing chronic absenteeism in a successful and holistic way will require a multi-faceted approach that includes effective policy, programs and partnerships. Find out what you can do to make a difference.

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