Teresa Lovelady

President & CEO, HealthCore Clinic

Teresa Lovelady, MSW, MBA, is President & CEO of HealthCore Clinic, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas. Teresa has been a medical patient of the Clinic since 2003 and served as a consumer board member from May 2009 until transitioning into the role of CEO in 2011. She has been able to secure $10.7 Million in New Market Tax Credit funding to support a 40,000 sq. ft. expansion to the current facility. The integrated health facility includes medical, behavioral health, dental, 340B Pharmacy, legal services, fitness center, and a community garden with walking path, along with other enabling services. Since 2011, the annual budget for the Clinic has increased from $1.2 Million to $10 Million in 2019 serving more than 9,000 unduplicated patients. She participates on several community initiatives to reduce health disparities in the Wichita community and loves to support others. Ms. Lovelady was also named a 2017 HealthCare Hero and recognized as one of the 2019 Women that Lead by the Wichita Business Journal. Educational credentials: MSW & MBA, Newman University; B.S. Chicago State University; Addictions (AAPS) Credential coursework, Butler County Community College. Professional memberships: Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society; Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society; Who’s Who Among College Students; National Association of Social Workers (NASW); National Association of Black Journalist; African American Coalition (Wichita, KS).

Teresa is speaking at

October 30, 2020
9:10 am - 10:00 am



From Teresa Lovelady 
World Health Organization link: https://www.who.int/health-topics/social-determinants-of-health#tab=tab_1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Link: https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/about.html
PRAPARE SDOH Assessment Tool link: https://www.nachc.org/research-and-data/prapare/toolkit/
Integrated Care Information link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-029Yf7AYM
HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. https://www.pcpcc.org/sites/default/files/resources/SAMHSA-HRSA%202013%20Framework%20for%20Levels%20of%20Integrated%20Healthcare.pdf  

As the President and CEO of HealthCore Clinic, Teresa sees the needs of her community firsthand and how the environment impacts her community’s access to healthcare services. Prior to becoming President and CEO, she was a consumer who had accessed services at HealthCore, and she will describe how her lived experience informs her dedication to patient-centered care. She believes that where we live should not determine our health or our family’s health and instills that value in the HealthCore organization. Safety net clinics, like HealthCare, are valuable assets because they provide medical services for vulnerable populations, but they also work to address social determinants.

Learning objectives

  • Identify barriers to navigating the system through a lived experience
  • Discuss the six pillars of social determinants of health and the impact they have on oral health
  • Strategies we can work on to improve health care systems integration in our communities

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