Tag: PCV

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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Health Resources for EPCVs

As Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers (EPCVs), you went through a whirlwind of an evacuation from your Peace Corps service country. But how can you manage your health needs? Since RPCV Health Crusade’s main focus is on health, we will focus on the health resources available to EPCVs. Obviously, there may be other non-health resources needed…
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10 Tips for Staying Mentally Resilient After the Toughest Evacuation You’ll Never Love

It is hard enough to try to be mentally resilient after a “normal” close of service but how do you find the strength to be mentally resilient after the first ever worldwide Peace Corps evacuation straight into a pandemic? So, you just landed back at your home-of-record (which might not even be the place you…
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PCV Evacuation Around the World

A complete Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) evacuation effort is going on around the world due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Earlier this year, Peace Corps had already evacuated PCVs from China and Mongolia. But that was when the high percentage of those infected were in China. But now, people in more than 120 countries around the…
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Stay Safe During COVID-19

COVID-19 is all over the news these days. But, it is easy to think that will not happen to you. After all, you wash your hands regularly. But do you really? And, is that enough? When serving overseas, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) sometimes do not practice the best health habits. We may not have access…
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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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Help Us Build a Resource Library

We are learning so much as we continue building this group! And, we are learning more about what is important to this unique community of PCVs and RPCVs through your survey responses and awesome feedback. We feel that it would be helpful to the community to have a set of resources easily available to them.…
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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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