The Hudson Regional Health Commission was designated as the LINCS Agency to serve Hudson County in April 2000. LINCS (Local Information Network Communication System) is a statewide program that fosters interagency collaboration amongst the public health and government community via the Health Alert Network (HAN). The HAN connects public health departments with hospitals, laboratories, medical providers, schools, local and county offices of emergency management and the public safety community, including law enforcement, fire safety and EMS personnel. LINCS allows HRHC to disseminate reliable, meaningful information to public health and safety professionals throughout the county in a timely manner via email and fax.

The Commission receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Local Core Capacity Infrastructure for Bioterrorism Preparedness. This enables HRHC to provide LINCS region-wide strategic leadership and coordination to plan and respond to bioterrorism , infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies. LINCS will ensure readiness, interagency collaboration, and local and regional preparedness. In addition, LINCS will be involved in the assessment of training levels and the marketing of courses to meet the needs of the countyís first responders and public health professionals. You can follow this link for a summary of the commissionís activities related to bioterrorism preparedness.

Health care professionals, Police, Fire, EMS, OEM Public Health and other governmental officials working in Hudson County are invited to join the free Hudson County LINCS Health Alert Network (HAN).
Please call Christina Butieb-Bianco, LINCS Coordinator at 201-223-1133 or follow this link to the LINCS Registration.