Children are chronically absent from school for a wide variety of issues, including many that are directly related to their physical, mental and social health.

A new policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation takes a close look at the connection between health and chronic absenteeism. The brief shows how unaddressed health issues can lead to life-long health challenges that can negatively impact a child's future. The brief includes several solutions at the state and local level.

Download the PDF or read the brief summary here.

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