About Us

Who We Are:

The National Minority Quality Forum’s (NMQF’s) Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity (SHC) provides clinical teams and community leaders education, training and support in:

(1)   Identifying gaps in health care and outcomes for all disease conditions, and

(2)   Implementing evidence-based quality improvement education and community- and patient-engagement. 

SHC focuses on primary care in underserved and vulnerable communities, including people of color, rural populations, older adults, children, people with disabilities, and people with limited financial means, health literacy, and other social risks, identified through NMQF’s state-of-the-art health geographic information system (GIS). Applying the rapid cycle improvement and collective impact model, SHC promotes patient-centered, team-based care that respects the clinicians, patients, and caregivers in achieving high quality and equitable health outcomes.



Our Mission

To promote sustainable healthy communities, especially those with diverse and underserved populations, through the provision of actionable data, research, and engagement/training of clinicians and community leaders.

Our Vision

Sustainable healthy communities in every zip code.

Our Team

  • Laura Lee Hall, PhD
    Laura Lee Hall, PhD President Dr. Laura Lee Hall brings 20 years of executive experience leading health advocacy, research, education, and quality improvement efforts. Dr. Hall founded the Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality...
  • Chinonso “Chinnie” Ukachukwu, MPH
    Chinonso “Chinnie” Ukachuwku, MPH Quality Improvement and Equity Project Manager Chinnie is a passionate Public Health Specialist with over 10 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare. She comes with a proven track record...
  • Leslie Zuniga, MPH candidate
    Leslie Zuniga, MPH candidate (She/Her) Quality Improvement and Equity Project Assistant Leslie is an entry-level public health professional, she has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Leslie is passionate about health...
  • Michael DeSalvo Solarte, MSW
    Michael DeSalvo Solarte, MSW Quality Improvement and Equity Project Manager Michael is a seasoned non-profit professional, bringing years of experience to the team. With a passion for public health and community engagement, Michael has...