The IAIM Peer-to-Peer Exchange Program provides the opportunity for current immunization managers and professionals, holding an Immunization Manager or Immunization Professional Membership in IAIM and who would like to advance their knowledge and skills - and their country’s immunization program - to visit an immunization manager or professional in a different country to learn from their program's successes and challenges. The visit typically lasts five business days (plus travel days), and is focused on a management theme chosen by the immunization manager or professional applying for the peer-to-peer exchange (the “Peer Requestor”).
Theme can focus on any one of the components of an immunization program, such as:
Each Peer Requestor selected to participate in the program is matched with a “Peer Supporter”, an immunization manager in another country who possesses expertise in the area of interest chosen by the Peer Requestor.
Flight, lodging, and per diem for the Peer Requestor is paid for by IAIM. IAIM also supports the expenses for the Peer Supporter.
This program is open to Immunization Manager and Immunization Professional members of IAIM who are current immunization managers and professionals.
If awarded a Peer-to-Peer Exchange, applicants must be able to show proof of:
Peer-to-peer exchanges are awarded based on a competitive application process.
IAIM will send announcements to all members when an IAIM Peer-to-peer Exchange Program application cycle opens. Members must submit their application by using the IAIM Peer-to-peer exchange application form, which is available on the Association’s website. The application form asks candidates to provide details about their objectives for learning about the domain(s) selected. It also asks how the domain(s) selected will enhance the management capacity of the candidate in the selected domain(s), and how the knowledge gained will be used to improve immunization program performance.