AIM conducts research independently and in partnership with other organizations to develop and share evidence-based immunization policies and practice recommendations. AIM participates in various aspects of research projects, including research design, data collection and analysis, and dissemination of results.
Conducting Surveys or Interviews of Immunization Program Managers
Researchers interested in surveying or interviewing immunization program managers are strongly encouraged to participate in the AIM screening and recommendation process. Surveys and interview requests that have received a recommendation from AIM are more likely to be completed by immunization program managers, as they demonstrate value to AIM members.
Conducting Research in Partnership with AIM
Researchers interested in partnering with AIM to access the experience and expertise of state, territorial, and local immunization programs should review the research collaboration request process and complete the research collaboration request form below.
Advocating for Public Health Immunization Programs
As a national leader on immunization policy and programs, AIM advocates on behalf of our member immunization programs, educates policymakers and others about the benefits and purpose of public health immunization programs, and provides programmatic expertise to fellow members, stakeholders, and partners. AIM conducts a limited amount of federal legislative advocacy in accordance with federal tax laws and federal grant guidance.
Member-Driven Policy Priorities
Policy priorities are identified by AIM members through a consensus-based approach. Information is gathered from AIM membership, stakeholders, and partners, as well as research reports and published articles. AIM also maintains an Immunization Program Policy Toolkit, a collection of helpful resources within our resource library.