Tag: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV)

Is there an International Gesture for Help?

Yes, there is an international gesture for help! But don’t jump up and call the police as soon as you see it. They may just want you to check in on them. But if it is someone you don’t know giving you that signal, then you need to get some immediate help. The person in…
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Can You Donate Medication?

First, gather all the unused prescription medication that you no longer need. Second, check the label to determine what you should do with it. Do you have to dispose it? Or, can you donate that medication? If that medication has expired or was not correctly stored, it needs to be properly disposed. If the medication…
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How to Safely Dispose Medication

Many of us have unfinished or expired prescriptions in the house. Over-the-counter medication also expires. It is not safe to keep them around. But do you know how to safely dispose medication? If you flush it or wash it down the drain, it ends up in the sewage system. Pharmaceuticals can navigate through the water…
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The Passing of Judy Heumann

Judith “Judy” Heumann, widely regarded as “the mother of the disability rights movement”, passed away on March 4, 2023. The disability community lost one of its most formidable champions. If you have not heard Judy Heumann’s name before today, take the time to learn about this extraordinary person. This renowned activist worked tirelessly for decades…
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Make Your Health a Priority in 2023

Many of us start the year with good intentions. We want to make positive changes. Some of those changes often include making health a priority. Every year, many of us make all sorts of new year resolutions. But are those resolutions achievable or are they too lofty? Do we forget after a few weeks? Did…
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Let’s Volunteer on the National Day of Service and Remembrance

Last year on Sept 10th, President Biden issued a proclamation to officially designate this day every year as the National Day of Service and Remembrance. This day honors the lives lost and heroes who stepped up on 9/11 when terrorists attacked. This is also the day that the country became united in grief and purpose.…
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What Does Losing Legalized Abortions Mean?

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade created a firestorm of controversy. The loss of legalized abortions directly impacts the health and welfare of so many people directly or indirectly. Did the short-sighted decision to deny legal right to abortions puts the entire country in jeopardy? RPCV Health Crusade dissected what losing individual…
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Peace Corps Increases Medical Clearance Cost Reimbursements, But Is It Enough?

Paying for medical visits, testing, travel, and medication can be costly. But having to pay for those all at once is a known hurdle for many Peace Corps applicants. For those without insurance or ample financial means, those medical clearance costs stop the applicant from applying for Peace Corps service. Will the increase in medical…
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Any Interest In an Accessibility Event?

Health and disabilities go hand in hand. And an inclusive approach helps everyone. Where can RPCV Health Crusade make a difference within the RPCV community that could ripple that forward to benefit even more people? We thought that a good place to start is by improving inclusion and accessibility (A11Y) of RPCVs’ websites and social…
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Tips to Eat Healthy and Safely During Peace Corps Service

Do you know to eat healthy and safely during Peace Corps service? RPCV Health Crusade collected some tips for PCVs to better prepare for service. Many RPCVs developed different tips and tricks for navigating service. Some methods were successful but some were not. And what works in one country does not always work in another. Let’s share what works and what didn’t. Can we help the next generation of PCVs better prepare for service?

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