Monday, June 15, 2015

Edgar J. Helms, Director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Today’s guest is Edgar J. Helms, Jr, better known as Ned to his friends and colleagues here at the University of New Hampshire, where he has served as the Director of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice since 2001. Ned has had a remarkable career that has spanned leadership roles in the military, as well as state, and federal governments; and in both for profit and not for profit entities, to include starting his own consulting firm. By the time this podcast airs, Ned will have retired from his role with the Institute, however his influence will be felt in New Hampshire and beyond for many years.

Links to the Podcast:

Time                 Topic
1:14-16:07        Family background, education, military service
16:08-18:55      Transition to health planning and policy
18:56-21:33      On the staff of Senator Thomas McIntyre
21:34-33:18      A run for Congress, becoming the New Hampshire Commissioner for Health and Welfare
33:19-37:20      Founding Helms & Company, Inc.
37:21-41:14      A run for Governor
41:15-46:59      Blue Cross of New Hampshire and the Anthem acquisition
47:00-55:30      Launching the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
55:31-61:16      Leadership
61:17-64:12      Mentorship
64:13-68:45      Advice for early career health leaders

Links Discussed:

Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Edgar J. Helms, Sr. - founder of Goodwill Industries

Drew University

U.S. Army Infantry School, Ft. Benning, GA

Senator Thomas McIntyre

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Helms & Company, Inc.

Anthem, Inc.

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