Groundbreaking Statement from American Academy of Pediatrics About School Attendance
Health-related absences are a key cause of children missing too much school. A groundbreaking statement on chronic absence released by the American Academy of Pediatrics calls attention to the critical role that pediatricians can play in educating families and communities about how to prevent health-related absences. "The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health" encourages health care providers to promote strong attendance through interactions with patients and their families. Pediatricians can also advocate for policies that help reduce chronic absence in the community, and the state and federal policy levels. Find the policy statement here.