Community Health Centers’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Two-Year Findings from HRSA’s Health Center COVID-19 Survey (April 2020—April 2022)

Jessica Sharac, Feygele Jacobs, Peter Shin, Sara Rosenbaum

Executive Summary

Community health centers have played a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the single largest source of comprehensive primary health care for medically underserved urban and rural communities. This Data Note reports on health center pandemic activities, using information from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center COVID-19 Survey spanning the April 2020 to April 2022 time period.

Key COVID-19 Updates from Twenty Months of Health Center Survey Data

Jessica Sharac, Feygele Jacobs, Maria Casoni, Peter Shin

HRSA’s Health Center COVID-19 Survey

Community Health Centers’ Pandemic Experiences by State Medicaid Expansion Status: Reported Differences in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates and Weekly Visit Declines

By Rebecca Morris, Finn Dobkin, Jessica Sharac, Feygele Jacobs, Peter Shin

Community Health Center Accomplishments and Challenges, One Year in to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This brief reports the trends on key elements from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Health Center COVID-19 Survey over the past year, and highlights health centers’ accomplishments in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the challenges that they face as the pandemic continues and the nation prepares to recover.

The full brief is available here.

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Week #42): Over a Quarter of a Million Community Health Center Staff Members and Patients Have Received a COVID-19 Vaccine

On January 19, 2021, the U.S. COVID-19 death toll reached 400,000 deaths. Data reported that week from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey indicate that 269,593 community health center patients were tested for the COVID-19 virus the week of January 15th, 2021, down by more than 56,000 from the 325,986 reported for the week of January 8th. Similarly, the number of health center patients with confirmed infection (39,221) this week was substantially lower than its peak recorded level (55,163) as of January 8th.