Measurement for Assessment & Certification Advisory Workgroup (MACAW)

MACAW researches and formulates key immunization information system (IIS) assessment components, develops pilot metrics, and implements IIS assessment as part of the Measurement and Improvement (M&I) Initiative.


MACAW is charged with systematically researching and formulating key IIS assessment components, developing metrics, and implementing IIS assessment and Validation as part of the Measurement and Improvement (M&I) Initiative


MACAW is made up of core subject matter experts from CDC, NIST, IIS and immunization programs, IIS vendors/implementers, and community partners. MACAW is supported by AIRA staff and facilitated by two co-chairs from the IIS community.

  • MACAW chair: Kevin Snow, Chief Architect, Envision Technology Partners, Inc.
  • MACAW co-chair: Valentin Sostaric, Immunization Data Systems Chief, Bureau of Immunization Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

The by-invitation group meets monthly and attends 1-2 in-person meetings a year to provide representative community input on the M&I Initiative.

Please submit any questions via AIRA’s technical assistance request form.

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MACAW Resources for the IIS Community

The Measurement and Improvement (M&I) Initiative web page includes additional information on the process to measure IIS alignment with national standards and best practices.

Additional Resources for Workgroup Members

To access additional resources for workgroup members:

  • Go to My Profile and log-in
  • Select the “My Features” tab and click “Committees” in the dropdown menu
  • Select “Measurement for Assessment and Certification Advisory Workgroup”
  • Select the “Files” tab

Updated: 2/3/23