Alaska Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from March 26, 2021

Number of Health Center respondents = 14 (52% 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 2,840
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 75.23%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 24
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 40.00%

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 21.20% 50.00%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.81% 0.00%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.85% 0.00%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.04% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 2.11% 8.33%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 57.61% 25.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 0.07% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race3 2.18% 0.00%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.70% 0.00%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 2.82% 8.33%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 11.62% 8.33%

Patients Vaccinated

Metrics Value
COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated 1,587
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Initiated COVID-19 Immunization 73.24%
COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed 1,133
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Who Completed COVID-19 Immunization 78.12%

Vaccinations by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Initiated2 Patient COVID-19 Immunization Series Completed2
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 23.94% 17.03%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.38% 0.62%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 3.21% 2.91%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.00% 0.00%
Asian Patients3 7.31% 3.88%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients3 18.84% 42.37%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients3 11.15% 2.91%
Patients with More than one race3 0.38% 1.24%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 24.26% 6.88%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 1.13% 5.30%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 9.39% 16.86%

Testing Logistics

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 92.86%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 28.57%
12 Hours or Less 14.29%
24 Hours 28.57%
2-3 Days 21.43%
4-5 Days 0.00%
More Than 5 Days 7.14%

Vaccine Logistics

Challenges in Deploying the COVID Vaccine

Metrics Value
Financial reimbursement for costs associated with vaccine administration 35.71%
Staffing to administer the vaccine 21.43%
Vaccine confidence 28.57%
Vaccine storage capacity 14.29%
Vaccine supply 14.29%
Other 0.00%
None 28.57%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 90.71%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 0
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 1
Staff Initiated COVID-19 Immunization Series 107
Staff Completed COVID-19 Immunization Series 121
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 1.79%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 17.50%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for:

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 0.00% 14.29% 7.14% 7.14% 7.14% 64.29%
N95/PPR Masks 7.14% 0.00% 14.29% 14.29% 7.14% 57.14%
Gowns 0.00% 0.00% 7.14% 7.14% 21.43% 64.29%
Gloves 7.14% 14.29% 7.14% 0.00% 7.14% 64.29%
Face Masks/Goggles 0.00% 14.29% 7.14% 7.14% 7.14% 64.29%

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 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=14. Percentages may not add to 100% due to health centers not reporting turnaround times or rounding to the hundredths.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021