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Immunization Information System (IIS) Interjurisdictional Data Sharing: Addressing Technical and Legal Barriers

posted on Wed, Dec 9 2015 12:00 pm by The Network

Wednesday, December 9 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. (ET). View/download the slides.

Immunization Information Systems are key to maintaining and improving vaccination coverage and reducing vaccine preventable diseases in the United States. Integrating the current IIS infrastructure to exchange information across federal, state and local jurisdictions will lead to more effective surveillance, better immunization planning and ultimately healthier communities.

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in 2014 convened a group of stakeholders, including the immunization manager, registry manager, state health official/senior deputy, legal counsel and information technology staff from North Dakota, Idaho, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota to discuss solutions and identify a plan forward to address technical and legal IIS interstate data exchange barriers. ASTHO then collaborated with the Partnership for Public Health Law and the Network for Public Health Law to develop a template IIS interjurisdictional data sharing memorandum of understanding (MOU). View MOU here.

This webinar provides an opportunity for public health professionals, including immunization program managers, IIS program staff, public health attorneys, and privacy officers to learn about state-specific issues related to IIS interjurisdictional sharing, the template MOU, and possible implementation steps.


  • Molly Howell, M.P.H., Immunization Program Manager, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Denise Chrysler, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law — Mid-States Region
  • Bob Swanson, M.P.H. Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Immunization
  • Mary Beth Kurilo, M.P.H., M.S.W., Policy and Planning Director, American Immunization Registry Association


  • Terry Dwelle, M.D., M.P.H.T.M., C.P.H., State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health

This webinar is sponsored by the Partnership for Public Health Law and the Network for Public Health Law.