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Stop Asian Hate and Start the Inclusion

RPCV Health Crusade supports, admires, and recognizes the Asian communities as vital and valued Americans and Peace Corps community members. We emphatically denounce hate and attacks in all forms against Asian Americans and all other racial groups. It is long past time to Stop Asian Hate. Asian Americans are Americans! The vicious attacks, murders, scapegoating,…
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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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Are EPCVs Reapplying to Peace Corps Penalized for Seeking Mental Health Therapy?

A single country Peace Corps evacuation is traumatic enough. But when Peace Corps evacuates every one of the nearly 7,000 PCVs during a global pandemic and financial downslide, the impact is unimaginable. Since this has never happened in the history of Peace Corps, what are the rules? What if the evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers (EPCVs)…
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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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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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Feminine Hygiene products sign in grocery store

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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