Communications, Alerts and Notifications


The Gloucester County Department of Health & Human Services is designated as the LINCS Agency to serve Gloucester County. This is a statewide program that fosters interagency collaboration between public health and government officials via the CHAIN.

Gloucester County receives funding from the CDC for our Public Health Emergency 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, PHENS Coordinator, Health Educator/Risk Communicator, Partnership Coordinator, Registered Nurse/MRC Coordinator, State Planner, and administrative support staff.

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 & Human Services. The PHENS Coordinator forwards the information by email to appropriate CHAIN partners.

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
  • Pharmacies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Service and Community Organizations

How can you join the Gloucester County NJ LINCS HAN and be a part of the CHAIN?

To register as an individual professional or organization, please complete the LINCS registration form and send it to the attention of the Public Health Emergency Notification System(PHENS) Coordinator.

Carla Kephart
Gloucester County Department of Health & Human Services
204 East Holly Avenue
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone: 856-218-4106
Fax: 856-218-4109