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Massachusetts Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from June 17, 2022

Number of Health Center respondents = 33 (89% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)1 6,389
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen) 78.52%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)1 941
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen) 83.35%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)2 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 19.10% 15.52%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 28.88% 22.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 13.38% 10.31%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 6.43% 5.95%
Asian Patients3 3.98% 25.72%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.89% 0.53%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.58% 0.96%
Patients with More Than One Race3 2.57% 1.28%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 13.10% 10.95%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 4.74% 3.19%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 6.35% 3.61%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 786
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 78.36%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 726
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 80.56%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Additional 2,740
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received an Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine 71.79%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Additional2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 16.41% 16.12% 25.95%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 14.12% 21.76% 9.67%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 22.26% 21.90% 21.24%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 4.33% 3.99% 5.62%
Asian Patients3 1.78% 1.93% 19.93%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 1.15% 0.55% 0.51%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.76% 0.28% 0.80%
Patients with More Than One Race3 5.85% 5.10% 4.09%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 9.16% 11.29% 4.16%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 6.62% 3.99% 3.61%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 17.56% 13.09% 4.42%

Testing Logistics

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, Antigen)

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 12.12%
1 to 24 Hours 36.36%
More Than 24 Hours 45.45%
N/A 6.06%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 9.09%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 24.24%
Vaccine confidence 30.30%
Vaccine storage capacity 3.03%
Vaccine supply 6.06%
Other 15.15%
None 42.42%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Received Only From Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program 24.24%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 22.88%

Mobile Vans, Pop-Up Clinics, and School-Based Sites

Metrics Value
Percent of Health Centers Hosting Mobile Vans, Pop-Up, and/or School-Based Clinics 27.27%
Number of Mobile Van Sites 28
Number of Pop-up Clinics 13
Number of School-Based Vaccination Sites 8
Number of Family Vaccination Clinics 16

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Methods in Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Direct provision of monoclonal antibody therapies 9.09%
Refer patients to another organization that provides monoclonal antibody therapies 57.58%
None 33.33%

Challenges in Providing Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Metrics Value
Access to therapeutics 6.06%
Patient awareness/education 6.06%
Staffing capacity 15.15%
Therapy administration/onsite logistics 9.09%
Other 9.09%
None 66.67%

Test Kit Distribution

Metrics Value
Number of Health Centers that Distributed Test Kits Received through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program 21
Number of Test Kits Distributed through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program 9,984

Test Kit Distribution Methods4

Metrics Value
Provided to Existing Health Center Patients 95.24%
Provided to General Public Who Came to the Health Center 71.43%
Provided at Special Vaccination Events (e.g., through mobile vans, pop-up clinics, school-based clinics, family vaccination clinics) 28.57%
Provided at Other Community Events 38.10%
Provided to migratory/seasonal agricultural workers directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 9.52%
Provided to individuals with limited English proficiency directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 33.33%
Provided to older adults and/or individuals with disabilities directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 28.57%
Provided to school-age children and/or their families directly or through partnerships with schools 23.81%
Provided to individuals living in HUD-assisted housing and/or individuals experiencing homelessness directly or through partnerships with local housing authorities 23.81%
Other 9.52%

N95 Mask Distribution

Metrics Value
Health Centers that Distributed N95 Masks Received through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program 10
Number of N95 Masks Distributed through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program 5,482

N95 Mask Distribution Methods5

Metrics Value
Provided to Existing Health Center Patients 90.00%
Provided to General Public Who Came to the Health Center 70.00%
Provided at Special Vaccination Events (e.g., through mobile vans, pop-up clinics, school-based clinics, family vaccination clinics) 40.00%
Provided at Other Community Events 60.00%
Provided to migratory/seasonal agricultural workers directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 10.00%
Provided to individuals with limited English proficiency directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 40.00%
Provided to older adults and/or individuals with disabilities directly or through partnerships with community organizations serving these individuals 40.00%
Provided to school-age children and/or their families directly or through partnerships with schools 20.00%
Provided to individuals living in HUD-assisted housing and/or individuals experiencing homelessness directly or through partnerships with local housing authorities 10.00%
Other 0.00%

Oral Antiviral Medication Distribution

Metrics Value
Number of Health Centers that Provided COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Medication through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 Therapeutics Program 15
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Received COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Medication 68.03%

Oral Antiviral Medication Distribution by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Value
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 24.83%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 17.35%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 7.82%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 11.22%
Asian Patients3 12.93%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 0.68%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 1.02%
Patients with More Than One Race3 2.38%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 14.63%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to Report Race) 2.38%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 4.76%

Oral Antiviral Medication Distribution by Population Type

Metrics Value
Migratory/Agricultural Workers 0.00%
Patients Experiencing Homelessness 2.04%
Patients Who Are Residents of Public Housing 12.24%
Patients with Limited English Proficiency 34.01%
Children Under 18 Years of Age 0.34%

1 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

2 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

3 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

4 Percentages are calculated using the number of health centers that have distributed test kits received through the HRSA COVID-19 Testing Supply Program as the denominator.

5 Percentages are calculated using the number of health centers that have distributed N95 masks received through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 N95 Mask Program as the denominator.

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