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Research-Driven Recommendations

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.

For More Information

Please contact Katelyn Wells, AIM Research and Development Director, at (301) 424-6080 for additional information.

Policy Resources

AIM Legislative Round-Up: May 13, 2022
Read AIM's Legislative Round-Up of all the latest immunization-related legislation items for the week.
AIM Policy Summary: May 13, 2022
Read up on the latest news around fast-moving legislation in jurisdictions around the US compiled by the AIM staff.
AIM Policy Summary: May 6, 2022
Read up on the latest news around fast moving legislation in jurisdictions around the US compiled by the AIM staff.
AIM Policy Summary: April 29, 2022
Read up on the latest news around fast moving legislation in jurisdictions around the US compiled by the AIM staff.
AIM Legislative Round-Up: April 29, 2022
Read AIM's Legislative Round-Up of all the latest immunization-related legislation items for the week.
AIM Policy Summary: April 22, 2022
Read up on the latest news around fast moving legislation in jurisdictions around the US compiled by the AIM staff.
Bolder Advocacy Resource Library
Bolder Advocacy offers a virtual library for nonprofits that features state-specific resources on rules related to lobbying and advocacy.
National Academy for State Health Partnership Map
Visit NASHP’s interactive map of states that are taking action on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and passports.
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