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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 Policy Summary: August 5, 2022
Activity has slowed as remaining legislative sessions come to a close. Through the summer, AIM staff will compile new or moving legislation in jurisdictions.
AIM Policy Summary: July 22, 2022
Despite season lateness, legislatures are enacting immunization-related legislation. Read up on the latest legislation in jurisdictions compiled by AIM staff.
AIM Policy Summary: July 1, 2022
Read up on the latest news around fast-moving legislation in jurisdictions around the US compiled by the AIM staff.
AIM Policy Summary: June 10, 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 27, 2022
In two states, legislation was enacted on school attendance vaccines and IIS opt-out. Read up on the latest legislation in jurisdictions compiled by AIM staff.
AIM Legislative Round-Up: May 27, 2022
Read AIM's Legislative Round-Up of all the latest immunization-related legislation items for the week.
AIM Policy Summary: May 20, 2022
Legislation on authority to administer COVID-19 vaccines was enacted in two states. Read up on the latest legislation in jurisdictions compiled by AIM staff.
AIM Legislative Round-Up: May 13, 2022
Legislatures adjourned in many states & 19 states remain in session. Read AIM's Legislative Round-Up for the latest immunization-related legislation items.
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