NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local Health Departments is a blog by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). NACCHO represents the nation’s 2,800 local government health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. NACCHO provides resources to help local health department leaders develop public health policies and programs that keep communities protected from disease and disaster. For more information, visit www.naccho.org.