Interjurisdictional Community of Practice

The Interjurisdictional Community of Practice (ICoP) is a forum for discussing the successes, challenges, impacts, and outcomes of implementation of IIS-IIS exchange. This forum includes sharing lessons learned, raising questions/discussions, and working together as a community to accelerate IIS interjurisdictional data exchange. Methods of exchange are primarily focused on the Immunization (IZ) Gateway, and secondarily on other point-to-point exchanges. The focus of the group includes an emphasis on implementation, including policy and programmatic/operational lessons learned. Technical barriers and solutions are not necessarily out of scope but are not the main focus of the group.


AIRA, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), supports an interjurisdictional community of practice to address barriers and share lessons learned surrounding IIS interjurisdictional data sharing. The scope of work for the ICoP includes:

  • Sharing lessons learned with peers and partners and discussing barriers and solutions to implementation of the IZ Gateway and other IIS-IIS exchanges.
  • Supporting implementation/continued refinement of the Public Health IIS interjurisdictional Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Continuing the exploration of a uniform or model law to support standardized interjurisdictional exchange.
  • Supporting the development of governance and consistency over operational issues surrounding interjurisdictional data exchange.


Membership in the ICoP is voluntary, and members are encouraged to attend regularly and fully participate/share their experience. The ICoP is composed of:

  • Representatives from IIS programs and immunization programs.
  • Representatives from partner organizations supportive of interjurisdictional exchange, including but not limited to AIRA, ASTHO, CDC, and the Network for Public Health Law.
  • Representatives from organizations contracted by CDC to implement the IZ Gateway, including Audacious Inquiry and other contracted partners.
  • Representatives from IIS technology partners and other stakeholders from across the IIS community.
  • Two facilitators (one from ASTHO and one from AIRA) who coordinate and plan the meetings.

If you are interested in joining the ICoP, please click the button below to fill out a quick form. An AIRA staff member will contact you. We’d love to have you join us!

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The ICoP meets monthly. The first monthly meeting each quarter (January, April, July, October) is a general ICoP meeting open to all community members (partners, technology vendors, etc.), while monthly jurisdictional meetings between quarters are reserved for IIS and immunization program participants to meet specifically to share their implementation. General quarterly meetings are listed on AIRA’s events calendar.

Any ICoP member may request a topic to be placed on the agenda. The facilitator determines if the request is within the scope of duties that have been assigned to this group. The facilitator establishes the agenda for all meetings. For more

Questions? Email [email protected]. Thank you!