Ricardo Jaramillo, MPH


Community Health Planner



Ricardo A. Jaramillo, MPH is the Community Health Data Analyst with the Community Health and Data Division of the Health Council of South Florida (HCSF). He received a Master’s in Public Health from Florida International University Robert Stempel School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology from the same institution. 

Mr. Jaramillo has been employed with the Health Council of South Florida since 2011, first as a contractor; and at the beginning of 2012, as a full-time employee. He has been involved in the Community Putting Prevention to Work initiative (CPPW); an initiative created by the Department of Health and Human Services, with the purpose to reduce risk factors and prevent chronic diseases related to obesity and tobacco use in Miami-Dade County and other selected areas in the country.


As part of the HCSF team, Mr. Jaramillo was involved in data collection and analytical process pertaining to the different components that encompassed the initiative; such as the assessment of physical activity involvement of Miami-Dade County elementary school students. Since 2013, Mr. Jaramillo has been working with the Certificate of Need (CON) program, a regulatory process that requires certain health care providers to obtain state approval before offering new or expanded services. He is responsible for the collection of monthly utilization information from nursing homes and hospitals in District 11 through the newly launched online reporting system. Once utilization data is collected, it then submitted to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for review.