Do you know any Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) or Peace Corps Medical Officers (PCMOs) who are now practicing medical professionals? Help RPCV Health Crusade build a Directory of RPCV Providers. Time to submit a Provider!
Studies show that patients receive better care from providers in the same racial group. So, could RPCVs get more applicable diagnoses and treatment paths when treated by RPCVs who are providers?
From the responses to the RPCV Health Survey, it became clear that our time in service can impact us long after service. And it may take months, years, or even decades to connect those dots.
It is hard enough to explain all those RPCV terms and acronyms. But it is even more challenging to find providers who understand how our Peace Corps environment and experiences can impact our physical and mental health no matter how long ago we served.
Of course, newly COS’ed RPCVs can definitely benefit from post service evaluations and care from RPCV Providers. And, applicants may better navigate medical clearance. Even if you don’t have medical issues related to service, why not support RPCVs who are now medical providers?
Despite the ADA being passed thirty years ago, many providers still do not adequately consider the needs of people with disabilities. So we are strongly encouraging RPCV providers to lead the way in being inclusive particularly towards patients with disabilities and limitations.
We appreciate every medical role and specialty but we need to limit the effort. So please be patient as we build the needed technology and prioritize the listings of providers.
RPCV Health Crusade is not endorsing or validating any provider or provider’s facility. However, we may highlight providers who emphasize on being inclusive!