NJLINCS Health Alert Network
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Our Department of Health & Human Services is designated as the LINCS Agency to serve Camden County. This is a statewide program that fosters interagency collaboration between public health and government officials via the CHAIN.
Camden County receives funding from the CDC for our Bioterrorism Preparedness Grant. This enables us to provide LINCS region-wide strategic leadership and coordination to plan and respond to public health threats and emergencies, including natural disasters, disease outbreaks and acts of bioterrorism.
Our LINCS team consists of our County Health Officer, LINCS Coordinator, Epidemiologist, Health Educator/Risk Communicator, Partnership Coordinator, Registered Nurse/MRC Coordinator, State Planner, Information Technology Specialist and administrative support staff.
- Disease Surveillance
- Education & Training
- Information Dissemination
- Health Emergency Preparedness
- Planning & Response
In addition, we will be involved in the assessment of training levels and the marketing of courses to meet the needs of the county’s first responders and public health professionals.
LINCS Local Information Network and Communications System
An internet based electronic mail system that distributes information in the form of Public Health Alerts, Advisories, Updates and General Information.
The information comes through the NJLINCS-HAN from agencies such as the CDC, the Office of Counter Terrorism and the NJ Department of Health & Senior Services. The LINCS Coordinator forwards the information by email to appropriate CHAIN partners.
CHAIN Community Health Alert and Information Network
The CHAIN operates on a 24/7 basis which allows the CHAIN partners to receive the most accurate information in a timely manner.
Partners include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Local, County, State and Federal Government Officials
- Police, Fire, OEM and EMS
- Health Systems and Care Providers
- Colleges and Universities
- Service and Community Organizations
How can you join the Camden County NJ LINCS HAN and be a part of the CHAIN? To register as an individual professional or organization, please click here to complete the registration form and click on ‘submit’ when completed.
You can also contact our LINCS Coordinator at (856) 374-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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