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Coping With Reverse Culture Shock

Now that you have a better understanding of what reverse culture shock is, how do you find ways of coping with reverse culture shock? After all, it is also affecting the way you interact with your family and friends. Does everything feel the same but different? How do you navigate the different thoughts that you…
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Understanding Reverse Culture Shock

Are you having trouble with understanding reverse culture shock? Is there really such a thing? How would you even know? What does that feel like? How do you recognize it? After all, you have lived in the USA for a long time. For some, you have never been out of the country before your Peace…
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Our Resource Library Now Includes Peace Corps-Specific Health Resources

RPCV Health Crusade expands its Resource Library to include a new section for Peace Corps-Specific Health Resources. Since all Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) around the world are being evacuated, we felt they could benefit from having a set of health resources in relation to Peace Corps. But we did not want to reinvent the wheel…
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10 Ways to Help Your Community During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), it is difficult to stand by and do nothing when others are in need. And, growing frustrated or turning into a couch potato is not helpful to your mental health. So, RPCV Health Crusade assembled this list of different ways for you to be productive and help your community.…
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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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Should We Change Our Name?

Okay, we have received a lot of feedback – both positive and negative – on the name chosen for this group. It seems that our group’s name has been the subject of more discussions and opinions than our new health survey.  Several have even suggested that we change our name!  Really?! Quite a few people…
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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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