In recognition of gifts from the Heatherington Foundation for Innovation and Education in Health, Willamette University establishes the Heatherington Pre-Health Internship and Research fund.
Funding is available to students enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and Sciences who are participating in internship or research opportunities in the health sector. In order to be eligible for funds, students must be a participant in the health professions program, a Public Health major, and/or a Heatherington Scholar in Public Health.
The Heatherington Foundation for Innovation and Education in Health was established by FamilyCare Health in 2003.For more than 30 years, FamilyCare Health provided patient-centered health care to Oregonians. FamilyCare Health was the first health plan in Oregon to integrate models of physical and mental health and the first Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) in the tri-county area certified by the Oregon Health Authority. As a CCO, FamilyCare Health provided integrated and coordinated patient-centered care to approximately 115,000 Oregonians covered by the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties plus parts of Marion County.
Jeff Heatherington ’65 was the founder, president, and CEO of FamilyCare Health. He has served on many boards including the Willamette University Alumni Board of Directors, Oregon Health Council, the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board, the Oregon Symphony, International President of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and the American Osteopathic Foundation. He was the executive director of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon for 30 years and was one of the founders of The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon.