The Health Alert Network (HAN) is a nationwide information and communications system that links local, state and federal health agencies together to protect communities from bio-terrorism and other health threats. When fully deployed, the HAN will link local health departments to one another, to other agencies critical to preparedness and response, to state health departments and to other federal agencies. The HAN also provides state and local agencies with:
  • Preparedness planning and assessment
  • Disease surveillance and investigation
  • Electronic laboratory test reporting
  • Emergency communications
  • Workforce training
The New Jersey Local Information Network Communications System (NJLINCS or LINCS) is a system of public health professionals and electronic public health information that enhances the identification and containment of diseases and hazardous conditions that threaten the public's health. Built on personal computer and Internet technologies, LINCS is a network of strategically positioned county and local health departments located throughout the state, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, all other local health departments and public / private organizations working at the community level to protect the public's health.

Major Network Client Groups
  • Businesses
  • Clinical Labs
  • Community Organizations
  • Daycare
  • Domestic Animals / Wild Life
  • Educational Institutions
  • Emergency and First Responder Agencies
  • Health Care Providers
  • Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities
  • Local / County Government
  • Local / County Health Agencies
  • Pharmacies
  • Public Works
Message Information Topics
  • Disease Outbreaks (2009-2010 H1N1 Pandemic, SARS)
  • Emergency Notifications (Disaster, Cold / Hot Weather Advisories)
  • Product Recalls and Alerts (Food, Lead)
  • Seasonal and Reportable Disease Surveillance (Flu, West Nile Virus)
  • Training, Volunteer and Continuing Education Opportunities

Additional Information
For more information about LINCS, check out New Jersey's Health Services Portal.