Green, (nee Frith) Monica (1917-2004)

See Oral History files, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 8
See Pages of History, Fonds 18,Series 3, Subseries 9, File 2

Known for her contributions in the field of Public Health, Monica Green followed her RN from Vancouver General Hospital in 1939 with a BASc(N) in Public Health Nursing from UBC in 1940.  In 1945 she received her Masters’ in Public Health from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor on a Commonwealth Fund of New York scholarship.  She was Director of the Public Health Nursing Division for BC’s Provincial Health Dept. from 1948-1976, introducing one of the first post-hospitalization programs in Canada.

Her active involvement in professional and community organizations includes serving on the RNABC Education Committee and on the editorial board of the Canadian Public Health Association.  Being appointed Honorary Vice-President of the American Public Health Association was, she states, a highlight of her career.  Following her retirement she wrote Through the Years with Public Health Nursing:  A History of Public Health Nursing in the Provincial Government Jurisdiction of British Columbia.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile and signed release form.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Biography from “1940’s Amazing Alumni Stories” on Internet
  4. “Nursing Profiles”, The Canadian Nurse (1948), 44 (12), 1002.
  5. “Interesting People,” The Canadian Nurse (1945), 41 (3), 208-209.
  6. CPHA Honorary Life Membership, Canadian Public Health Association Health Digest, August 1977. 1, (4), p. 25.
  7. Covering letter to Ethel Warbinek, April 18, 1993.
  8. Photograph, original and photocopy (1968)