Healthy Kids Make Better Learners

Connecticut Association of 
School Based Health Centers

Chronic Absenteeism


Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism
Chronic absenteeism—or missing at least 10 percent of school days in a school year for any reason, excused or unexcused—is a primary cause of low academic achievement and a powerful predictor of those students who may eventually drop out of school.

Healthier Students Are Better Learners
Health-related problems play a
major role in limiting the motivation and ability to
learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to
address those problems can improve educational
as well as health outcomes.
Health-related problems play a
major role in limiting the motivation and ability to
learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to
address those problems can improve educational
as well as health outcomes.
Health-related problems play a
major role in limiting the motivation and ability to
learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to
address those problems can improve educational
as well as health outcomes.
Health-related problems play a
major role in limiting the motivation and ability to
learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to
address those problems can improve educational
as well as health outcomes.
Health-related problems play a major role in limiting the motivation and ability to learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to address those problems can improve educational as well as health outcomes.

Health-related problems play a
major role in limiting the motivation and ability to
learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to
address those problems can improve educational
as well as health outcomes.
he U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Justice (DOJ) have developed this
toolkit to support coordinated community action that addresses the underlying causes of local chronic absenteeism affecting millions of children in our Nation’s
public schools each year.
he U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Justice (DOJ) have developed this
toolkit to support coordinated community action that addresses the underlying causes of local chronic absenteeism affecting millions of children in our Nation’s
public schools each year.
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Justice (DOJ) have developed this toolkit to support coordinated community action that addresses the underlying causes of local chronic absenteeism affecting millions of children in our Nation's public schools each year.

Attendance Works
Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration, and tailored approaches to the particular challenges and strengths of each school community.

Connecticut Kids Report Card
Connecticut Chronic Absenteeism Strategic Group snapshot of accomplishments 2014-2015

The Importance of Being in School
A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public Schools

Brief on Chronic Absenteeism and School Health
Identifying and implementing health interventions is a critical step to addressing chronic absenteeism and key opportunity for collaboration among multiple sectors, including health, education, public health and the environment.

New Haven Leader's Emphasizes Importance of School Attendance
Attendance Matters will target the two main causes of chronic absenteeism: health and transportation. 

Distressing Implications of Chronic Absenteeism
In Hartford students on free lunch are three times as absent.  Black and Hispanic children are more than two times as likely to be absent – and what starts out correctible early can develop in later grades with terribly unfortunate ramifications.