Peace Corps http://www.kunc.org en If Military Covers Abortion After Rape, Why Not The Peace Corps? http://www.kunc.org/post/if-military-covers-abortion-after-rape-why-not-peace-corps Last year, something surprising happened: A piece of legislation about abortion made it through both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Obama.<p>It was a law providing insurance coverage for abortion for military women in the case of rape or incest. The bipartisan support enjoyed by the military trumped politics as usual, which generally holds that Republicans and Democrats have to fight over anything involving abortion.<p>But will the women who volunteer for the Peace Corps inspire a similar truce on the same issue?<p>Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is banking on it. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:12:00 +0000 43575 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. Doctors Head Overseas To Train, Not Just Treat http://www.kunc.org/post/us-doctors-head-overseas-train-not-just-treat A few months ago, we told you about a Peace Corps initiative that sends doctors and nurses abroad to teach and train local health workers — a sort of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/09/18/161381770/a-peace-corps-for-doctors-built-by-a-senators-daughter">Peace Corps for Doctors</a>.<p>They're not alone: Lots of health care professionals are now traveling abroad to help countries build better health care systems instead of simply giving on-the-spot medical care or dealing with emergencies.<p>"It's something that has really hit this incredible momentum in the last couple of years," Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 40725 at http://www.kunc.org U.S. Doctors Head Overseas To Train, Not Just Treat Colorado Schools Make Peace Corps’ Top Colleges list http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-schools-make-peace-corps-top-colleges-list <p>University of Colorado-Boulder, the University of Denver, and Colorado State University <a href="http://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/media/press/2186/" target="_blank">rank among the top volunteer-producing schools</a> for the Peace Corps this year.</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:36:53 +0000 Emily Boyer 39773 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Schools Make Peace Corps’ Top Colleges list Fort Collins-Loveland Leader In Peace Corps Volunteers http://www.kunc.org/post/fort-collins-loveland-leader-peace-corps-volunteers <p>The Fort Collins-Loveland area was the leading producer of<a href="http://www.peacecorps.gov/" target="_blank"> Peace Corps </a>volunteers per capita, in 2012, with 14.7 per 100,000 residents.</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Emily Boyer 37592 at http://www.kunc.org Fort Collins-Loveland Leader In Peace Corps Volunteers A Peace Corps For Doctors, Built By A Senator's Daughter http://www.kunc.org/post/peace-corps-doctors-built-senators-daughter Fifty years ago President Kennedy started the Peace Corps with the promise that it would train doctors in faraway lands. But, you may be surprised to know, the Peace Corps has never actually recruited doctors and nurses as mentors and medical educators.<p><a href="http://ghsm.hms.harvard.edu/people/faculty/kerry/">Dr. Vanessa Kerry</a> wants to fulfill that promise.<p>The 35-year-old physician — a daughter of Sen. John Kerry — has created a partnership with the <a href="http://www.peacecorps.gov/">Peace Corps</a> to send doctors and nurses abroad. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:57:00 +0000 34208 at http://www.kunc.org