Mooie Eng

20 August 2019
Community Service Society public health nurse Mrs. Mooie Eng demonstrates the proper ways of bathing a baby. 1954, Courtesy of Mooie Eng,
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection
社区服务社会公共健康护士Mooie Eng女士示范给婴儿洗澡的正确方式,1954年,Mooie Eng捐赠,美国华人博物馆(MOCA)馆藏

Mooie Eng was born in 1916 in Guangdong, China. She would immigrate to the US and attend college at Ohio State; graduating in 1941. She then became the first Chinese RN to work for the Community Service Society (CSS), a private agency in New York City staffed by social workers and public health nurses. CSS was founded in 1843 to tackle issues of systemic poverty in the City of New York. During her tenure at CSS, Eng helped create access to vital health services within the Chinese American community. She was instrumental in assisting many “war brides” from World War II that were hindered by the language barrier and an unfamiliar health system. In the 1960s, she helped found the Chinatown Planning Council (CPC), which is still active today under then name Chinese American Planning Council. She passed away in January of 2016.

Mooie Eng 1916年出生于中国广东。她移民至美国,并在俄亥俄州上大学,于1941年毕业。随后,她成为第一个在社区服务协会(CSS)工作的华人注册护士,CSS 是纽约市的一家私人机构,由社会工作者和公共健康护士组成。CSS成立于1843年,旨在解决纽约市的系统性贫困问题。在她任职CSS期间,Eng女士帮助华裔美国人社区建立了获得重要健康服务的通道。她在帮助许多二战时期的“战争新娘”方面发挥了重要作用,这些“战争新娘”受困于语言障碍和不熟悉健康系统。在20世纪60年代,她帮助成立了华埠策划委员会Chinatown Planning Council (CPC),该委员会今天仍以华人策划协会(Chinese American Planning Council)的名义活跃着。Mooie Eng于2016年1月去世。

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