Category: Advocacy

RPCV Health Crusade’s One-Year Anniversary Milestone

RPCV Health Crusade’s One-Year Anniversary Target In 2019, a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) came together to discuss the health needs of PCVs, RPCVs, and Peace Corps applicants. Where can the Peace Corps community do more in this area? Could there be better coordination of the efforts between RPCVs/groups with an interest or…
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Time to Get Tested for COVID-19

If you have any symptoms or if you were exposed to someone who tested positive or has symptoms, GET TESTED FOR COVID-19! Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) across the country worked hard to assemble a robust list of (hopefully) free COVID-19 testing sites. We have collected options for almost every US states and territories. For…
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Time to Donate Blood and Plasma

The time to donate blood is now. The current blood supply is dangerously low. Blood donations have greatly dwindled. Many scheduled blood draws were cancelled due to the pandemic. You can either make a allogeneic/homologous donation where the blood goes into storage at a blood bank for transfusion to an unknown recipient. Or, you can…
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RPCV Health Crusade’s Statement on Racial Justice

RPCV Health Crusade joins the Black community in the quest for racial justice and change in the names of George Floyd, Eric Garner, Derrick Scott, Atatiana Jefferson, Muhammad Abdul Mahaymin Jr., Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Pamela Turner, Botham Jean, Laquan McDonald, Philando Castile, Jamar Clark, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Scott, Sherida…
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RPCV Health Crusade Supports PCV’s Access to Menstruating Hygiene Products

It is time to remove the stigma and open the discussion on menstrual cycles and feminine hygiene products. Approximately half the people on the planet will have, is currently having, or previously had to deal with it every month. A recent Feeding America study lists feminine hygiene products as one of the eight “basic essentials”…
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Health Survey 2019-2020 is Live

The RPCV Health Crusade’s Health Survey 2019-2020 is now open! But why did we create it? Some in the RPCV community, and beyond, feel that there is room for improvement for the health needs of serving PCVs. But more importantly, that there is very little in place to support the health and well-being of RPCVs…
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