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Henry B. Lamb ’58

After attending Reed, Henry earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the organization and financing of health care services. He served in the U.S. Army for three years in the European theater of operations and for many years worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Algeria, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. He served as an expert consultant on health maintenance organizations to the assistant secretary of health during the Carter and Reagan administrations in Washington, D.C.

In the late 1960s, he joined Kaiser Permanente, serving as the founding administrator of its dental care program, and later as the administrator of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Henry was the founding administrator of the SCAN Health Plan in Long Beach, California, and worked with the Hawaii State Human Services Department evaluating a major program to reduce Hawaii’s uninsured population to below 5% in the 1990s. He became a consultant to HCF, a large health care insurance corporation in Australia, and worked with the Royal Commission in Saudi Arabia in delivery of health care services

He is survived by his husband, Allan Robert Lamb, and siblings John Lamb and Elizabeth Lamb Hayes.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2016

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