• Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers

    Supporting those who served

  • Supporting those who served

    Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers

Important Update!

H.R. 2259 The Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 signed into law on October 10, 2018 by President Trump! 

  This new legislation is an important first step in ensuing care for Peace Corps Volunteers who become sick or injured as a result of their service. Sadly, we know it lacks the increase in disability pay that we and Rep. Poe have pushed for through the years. We also are frustrated that it lacks reform of health care coverage and payment under the Department of Labor as well as external oversight and accountability of both the PC and the Department of Labor. However, we hope that advocacy continues under the new Congress moving forward. 

NPCA Legislation Summary

Press Release by Congressman Ted Poe

C-SPAN Statements by Congressman Poe about the Mefloquine Component of the New Bill

New Legislation In Its Entirety

 

What We Do

Health Justice for Peace Corps Volunteers (HJPCV) fights to ensure Peace Corps Volunteers, sick or injured by their service overseas, obtain the support and benefits to which they are entitled by law.

The Problem

The Peace Corps is an amazing organization that helps people around the world. Why are their volunteers returning home sick? Why are they unable to get medical care, even though it is guaranteed by law?

How We Help

HJPCV works to change the way the Peace Corps treats those who became ill or disabled because of their Peace Corps service. Find out more about our research, proposals, and advocacy efforts and how you can help as well!

Getting Help

Looking for help? This information can help current and former Peace Corps Volunteers or their family members get more information about the confusing process of health care during and after service.