An Unexpected Education: Teaching Health Center Training in a Global Pandemic

In a few short weeks, newly trained primary care physicians and dentists will complete their residencies at the nation’s 56 Teaching Health Centers (THCs) and join a desperately needed cadre of health professionals serving rural and underserved communities. Their experiences will be unlike residents who preceded them.

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Update #8): Nearly 2,000 Sites Are Temporarily Closed, Testing Has Dropped, Telehealth Use Has Declined, and Revenue Losses are Estimated in the Billions

As the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) weekly reports on community health centers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its eighth week, certain trends and areas of concern have emerged. Drawing any definitive conclusions is difficult, since the data are not longitudinal, tracking changes experienced by a defined group of reporting health centers over time. Instead, the information provided by HRSA is cross-sectional – that is, each week, different health centers may be reporting.

Key Updates from the Health Center COVID-19 Survey (Update #7): Despite a Drop in the Number and Percentage of Patients Testing Positive for COVID-19, the Percentage of Those Testing Positive Continued to Exceed National Percentages

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released its seventh weekly summary of COVID-19 survey data on May 22nd, 2020. This weekly update is drawn from information provided by responding federally-funded community health centers on May 15th, 2020. This data note summarizes key findings based on 1,028 health center responses (74 percent response rate).

The data note is available here.