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Don't Wait to Participate in AIRA's Epi Shared Services!

AIRA is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Epidemiology Shared Services (ESS) initiative to support new hire onboarding, training, and advancement of data analysis skills among immunization information system (IIS) data analysts and epidemiologists. ESS is a resource for those who extract, analyze, interpret, visualize, report out, or interact with IIS data.

ESS has five initiatives coming in 2022:

  1. A crowd-sourced code library
  2. Data visualization, technical, and other relevant trainings
  3. A mini-series designed to increase community sharing and learning around IIS data analyst topics
  4. An informal network of IIS data analyst peers to provide support to one another
  5. Tailored technical assistance for IIS

These initiatives are designed to increase support and skills for data analysts in the IIS community. All levels of experience are encouraged to participate! To participate in one or more of the ESS initiatives, fill out the AIRA Epi Shared Services interest form or email [email protected] with the name of the offering(s) in the subject line. For example, “ESS: Epi Connect and Code Library.” We hope to see you and your data analyst colleagues at a future ESS event!


Need Data Visualization or Epi Support?

Could your jurisdiction benefit from additional epidemiological or data visualization support? AIRA offers several ways to get the support you need, including data visualization trainings, user groups, and office hours!


AIRA offers live, instructor led, immunization data-driven training programs for Tableau and Power BI data visualization tools. Below are links to some upcoming trainings:

AIRA will continue to offer future trainings related to the advancement of data analysis and technical skills. Trainings will be posted to the AIRA events calendar, shared with relevant user groups, and e-mailed to the IIS community.

User Groups

AIRA offers data visualization user groups to encourage peer-to-peer relationships between jurisdictions and create a community in which members can share their successes and challenges. Learn more about the two data visualization user groups below:

Office Hours

If your jurisdiction could benefit from one-on-one support, AIRA’s Epidemiologist/Data Analyst, Taylor Boomsma, is available to help! Taylor started at AIRA in November 2020. She has experience with IIS coverage rate analysis, creating data quality reports, visualizing data in Tableau, and also ran the Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers program in Tennessee. Taylor offers office hours twice a week and is also available by appointment.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon ET
  • Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. ET