A new data note summarizes and analyzes HRSA’s COVID-19 Survey data and presents updated findings on the impact of the pandemic on community health centers for the twenty-month period from April 3, 2020 through December 3, 2021.
Community health centers have reported:
• testing more than 15 million patients for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from April 2020 to December 2021, with an improvement in average turn-around times for test results.
• returning to near-normalcy as the share of staff members unable to work, declines in visits, and the number of temporarily closed health center sites improved over time and as the share of health center visits conducted virtually decreased from more than half of visits, on average, in April 2020 to 18 percent as of December 2021.
• successfully launching COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, administering nearly 17 million patient vaccine doses from January 2021 to the most current reporting period, two-thirds of them to racial/ethnic minority patients.
The data note was produced by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.
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