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Survey aims to gauge community health issues

The Prince William Health District is conducting an online survey of residents to determine the community’s most significant health issues.

The Health Check survey is part of National Public Health Week, which is next week. The week’s theme is focused on return on investment in public health services, including prevention efforts.

“We work with local, regional and national partners to decrease health disparities and to promote access to quality health care for everyone. The Prince William Health District values the support of our community as part of the local public health system,” district health director Alison Ansher said.

For information or to take the anonymous survey, visit, then click on “Local Health Districts,” “Prince William,” and “Health Check.”

County aquatics program receives gold safety award

The Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation’s aquatics program recently received the 2012 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award from Jeff Ellis & Associates.

For the second year in a row, the Elite aquatics program received the award for exceeding industry standards in risk management and providing superior safety service.

The department is accepting applications for lifeguards for SplashDown Waterpark. For information, call 703-792-7060 or visit

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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