AIRA is a national volunteer membership organization that provides program support, technical assistance and education and training to immunization information systems (IIS) throughout the country. They also sub-contract with Every Child By Two to promote the value and use of IIS among health care providers, families and the general public. Apter & O’Connor was engaged for a multi-year outcome evaluation for both organizations that entailed extensive stakeholder interviews, online surveys of members and other constituents as well as ongoing and comprehensive content analysis of program reports and documentation.
Stakeholders were located across the country and included representatives of federal, state and local governmental entities, IT professionals, public health policy experts, physicians, academic researchers, nurses, public health educators, family representatives and immunization advocates. A final report was submitted to the staff and boards of both organizations as well as the Centers for Disease Control – National Center for Immunization.