Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing

Title

Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing

Description

Lillian D. Wald ( 1867 – 1940) was a nurse, social worker, public health official, teacher, author, editor, publisher, activist for peace, women's, children's and civil rights and  the founder of what is now called public health or community nursing. Her unselfish devotion to humanity is recognized around the world and her visionary programs have been widely copied. As an advocate for nursing in public schools her ideas led to the New York Board of Health's organizing and running the first public nursing system in the world. She was the first president of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. Wald established a nursing insurance partnership with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company that became a model for many other corporate projects, suggested a national health insurance plan, and helped found Columbia University’s School of Nursing.

Creator

Harris & Ewing

Date

Between 1905 and 1940

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_Wald#/media/File:Lillian-Wald.jpg

Rights

Source: Lillian Wald. (2012, September 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:20, October 15, 2012, from http://bit.ly/WdXSEo

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Painting

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Lillian Wald, NOPHN, Nursing, Women, Health Insurance

Coverage

Historic

Files

Lillian-Wald.jpg

Reference

Harris & Ewing, Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, Library of Congress, Between 1905 and 1940

Cite As

Harris & Ewing, “Lillian Wald, First President of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/238.