The primary goal of the HIV/AIDS surveillance program is to monitor the number of new HIV/AIDS cases in Rhode Island; monitor the changes in the disease transmission among people at high risk for HIV/AIDS infection; and identify HIV/AIDS cases of public health importance to better understand the disease impact. The program helps to assess the disease impact among certain target populations, especially among communities of color, who are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance program works closely with several internal partners on projects that contribute to decreasing HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality in Rhode Island. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance program works closely with HIV Provider Community of Rhode Island to capture important case related data from new and existing HIV/AIDS cases. Data collected as part of the case reports are de-identified, analyzed, and sent to the CDC on a regular basis. Data are also published in the Annual Epidemiological Profile that helps the prevention programs and Rhode Island Community Planning Group (RICPG) to identify target areas. The Profile also provides information directly to community resources so that caseworkers and providers can adequately identify and address HIV/AIDS health concerns among disproportionately affected communities in Rhode Island.