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NJLINCS, the New Jersey Local Information Network and Communications System, is a statewide system that supports public health planning, coordination and communications throughout the 21 counties in New Jersey.

  • LINCS is an electronic information system that utilizes internet based technologies. It is used to support interactive reporting, health data analysis, and for the quick and accurate dissemination of public health information.
  • Community Health Alert and Information network, or CHAIN, is a contact listing and network of government agencies, health care facilities, public health and health care professionals, educational institutions, law enforcement, and community organizations created to build a more informed and prepared community.
  • The Passaic County LINCS Coordinator can receive and transmit messages to the CHAIN via wireless operations regardless of location. Through system and personnel back-up, this function does not singularly depend on any person, place, machine, or piece of equipment

LINCS Message Categories

  • Alert
  • Advisories
  • Information
  • Updates
  • News Releases

Typical Origins of LINCS Messages

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
  • Office of the Attorney General Office of County Terrorism (OCT Bulletins)
  • US Department of Justice
  • Food and Drug Administration

LINCS Messages include professional workshops and classes offered by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, bulletins for law enforcement personnel, or general public health awareness guides and resources.

To register yourself or your organization for the CHAIN, please click here.

For information on the LINCS system please contact:

LaTonya Brown
LINCS Coordinator

Contact Us
Passaic County Health Department
18 Clark Street
Paterson, NJ 07505

Charlene W. Gungil
Health Officer & Director
Phone: 973-881-4396
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