Elsira Bravo, MPH
Compliance and Quality Assurance Director
Elsira is a Public Health professional and is the Compliance & Quality Assurance Director at Families First. Elsira was promoted to the position after serving two and half years as a Care Coordinator in the evidence-based program Child First. Elsira has expertise in organizing and planning community-based initiatives, conducting program evaluations, and providing health education to the public. Elsira practiced and worked concurrently during her graduate studies to master these skills and applied them during her time as an Outreach Educator at Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies and as a graduate Public Health Data Intern at The Sari Center.
Since 2018, Elsira has worked to advocate for equity and address social determinants of health by identifying disparities through community-based research. At Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Elsira organized community focus groups to identify barriers to high-risk prenatal clients and improve early prenatal care. As a result, Elsira was able to collaborate with local nonprofits, the University of Miami, and Florida Atlantic University’s 1st-year medical students on health fairs and in-field research.
During the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Elsira volunteered as an interpreter at John Prince Park to assist in storm relief for those who had lost power and access to food. In addition, Elsira has also volunteered at the Drowning Prevention Coalition and is a strong supporter of water safety in the sunshine state.Elsira received her Master of Public Health from Florida International University at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work with a focus on community Epidemiology as well as Maternal and Childhood health. Elsira holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University. As a former educator, Elsira is passionate about education and plans to begin a doctoral journey.