Interjurisdictional Community of Practice

The Interjurisdictional Community of Practice (ICoP) is a forum for sharing various perspectives and working together as a community to address common IIS-to-IIS data exchange barriers and solutions.

What

AIRA, in coordination with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), supports the ICoP to address barriers surrounding immunization information system (IIS) interjurisdictional data sharing. The primary focus of the group will be on policy issues, but technical barriers and solutions will also be addressed, including:

  • Continuing the exploration of a uniform or model law.
  • Supporting implementation/continued refinement of the Public Health IIS interjurisdictional Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • Developing governance and consistency over operational issues surrounding interjurisdictional data exchange.

Who

The ICoP includes representatives from IIS programs, immunization programs, IIS vendors, other members of the IIS community, and partner organizations supportive of interjurisdictional exchange. 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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When

The ICoP typically meets quarterly on the first Monday of the first month of every quarter from 1 to 2 p.m. ET (10 to 11 a.m. PT). Meetings are also listed on AIRA’s events calendar.

ICoP Resources for the IIS Community

The ICoP supports all jurisdictions signing the Public Health IIS Interjurisdictional MOU. The MOU is a fillable form that supports secure, electronic exchange of immunization information among governmental entities that operate an IIS. AIRA collaborated with the Network for Public Health Law to update the MOU in 2020. AIRA is serving as the administrator of the MOU, and an increasing number of jurisdictions have signed and submitted their copies to AIRA. A collated set of signed MOUs is available after logging in to the member section of the AIRA repository. If you would like to be added to this set of agreements, simply fill out and sign the MOU and submit it to Mary Beth Kurilo.