Category Archives: LINCS Information for the General Public

Links for the Public

Links to other useful resources



New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps


An easy-to-remember telephone number that connects callers to the human services they need



Ready Together NJ – A public health guide to emergency planning


Todos Listos Nueva Jersey – Guía De Salud Pública Para La Planificación Contra Emergencias


State of NJ Bioterrorism Preparedness Links Page


Center for Disease Control’s Bioterrorism Page


Be Ready and Prepared


New Jersey Homeland Security


Helping Children Cope with Disaster


Children, Terrorism and Disasters






Preparedness for People with Disabilities


Preparedness for Pets



What is Bioterrorism?


It is the use or threatened use of germs (biological weapons) in order to create fear and disease among a population for religious, political, ideological, financial, or personal purposes. *AZ Department of Health Services 1991


Bioterrorism is not new. It is dated back as early as 1346, and you may remember more recently in 1984 when a religious cult in Oregon contaminated salad bars with Salmonella to influence the outcomes of an election.


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has classified six diseases as high priority agents or “A” list because they meet some or all of the following criteria


  • Can be spread person to person

  • High death rate or potential for public health impact

  • Potential for panic and social disruption

  • Special action is needed for public health preparedness


LINCS Information for the General Public




Assigned NJDHSS  Bioterrorism Planner Glenn Bukowski gives a presentation to the Essex LINCS team


Local Information Network and Communications System


Seven Keys to a Safer Healthier Home

An Ounce of Prevention

Keeps the Germs Away


Staying healthy is important to you and your entire family.
Follow these easy, low-cost steps to help stop many
infectious diseases before they happen!


Poster– Download this poster and follow these easy and low-cost steps to stop many infectious diseases

Brochure– Download this brochure for Seven Keys to a Safer Healthier Home



West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall.  When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry. Take these commonsense steps to reduce your risk.





LINCS, established by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services in conjunction with NJ’s local health departments, is an electronic information system that supports interactive reporting, health data analysis, and the efficient dissemination of public health information. As a statewide program LINCS agencies are working together in conjunction with the NJDHSS, local and county health units, Office of Emergency Management and other public officials to develop and operate a system which will greatly facilitate the rapid identification and assessment of, and coordinated response to, public health emergencies.

The purpose of this program is to develop and expand core capacity, expertise and infrastructure for public health emergency preparedness at the local public health level.

The CDC has defined Critical Capacities as the "core expertise and infrastructure to enable a public health system to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism, other infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies."