Tag: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

RPCV Health Crusade Glossary Deciphers the RPCV Lingo

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) utilize a lot of different acronyms and terms. How many do you remember? And, how many that you weren’t sure of? RPCV Health Crusade decided it was time to create a Glossary of Terms and Acronyms to capture and decipher some of the key RPCV lingo. Did you notice how…
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Have You Received Your Covid Vaccination?

RPCV Health Crusade continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic. The science shows that the covid vaccination helps minimize the number of deaths and critical symptoms requiring hospitalizations. The number of daily deaths is finally slowing down. But that does not mean the pandemic is over. You need to decide for yourself on whether or not…
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Should We Build an RPCV Provider Directory?

Studies have shown that patients receive better care from providers in the same racial group. Would the same be true for RPCVs? Could RPCVs get more applicable diagnoses and treatment paths when treated by RPCVs? Would RPCVs have a better understanding of the types of challenges, conditions, and situations that RPCVs experience? We believe so.…
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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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Time to Take a Moment for Yourself

It is time to take a moment to find your focus and perspective. A lot has happened this year. We are in a pandemic where a deadly virus is still spreading relentlessly across the globe. Millions have lost their jobs. Too many have lost their lives. We became an instant virtual society. Politics took center…
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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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Last Chance to Take the RPCV Health Survey

Last Chance for the RPCV Health Survey When we first launched the RPCV Health Survey, we were excited to visualize the health trends of service and health needs of today. Where are the areas where we can improve within our own RPCV community? And what are the challenges that requires changes at Peace Corps? And,…
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Our New Support Program Initiative to Help RPCVs Vote

It can be hard enough for some RPCVs to get to the polls or ballot drop-off locations due to the pandemic. But some challenges impact RPCVs with health issues more than others. We wanted to help RPCVs vote, but how can we make a difference? We are a small group of volunteers already stretched to…
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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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Join Our New COVID-19 Education Initiative

How will Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) step up and help combat the spread of this deadly coronavirus? RPCV Health Crusade launched a COVID-19 Education Initiative for RPCVs to work together and make a difference. We launched our COVID-19 Education Initiative by creating a new statistics section. Now we can track and visualize the number…
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