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SUPPORT SYSTEM: Florida Keys Healthy Start Takes Pressure Off Parents

Parenting is tough enough in the best of times. 

The past nine months have been among the worst of times for everyone, including pregnant women, new parents and Keys families in general, but help is available and just a phone call away.


Breastfeeding Support Available at No Cost

The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, wants to reassure new and soon-to-be moms and their families in the Florida Keys that there is free breastfeeding support, including in this time of crisis. 


Getting A Healthy Start In The Keys Can Mean Long Journeys

If you live in the Florida Keys, there are some real challenges to having a baby. If you want to go to a hospital, you have two options. One is at mile marker 5 in Key West. The other is to go all the way to on the mainland in Homestead. And if you’re a new patient with Medicaid, it gets even harder.

FKHSC Invites Public to Quarterly Meeting

MONROE COUNTY – The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition (FKHSC) will hold their quarterly Coalition and Board meeting on Thursday, Sept 10, 2020, via Zoom, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Anyone with an interest in maternal and child health is welcome to attend. 


The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition is the only entity in Monroe County specifically helping families before, during and after pregnancy.  The Coalition works to promote the health and well-being of all pregnant women, infants and young children within the Florida Keys.  Through partnerships with both the private and public sector, we serve families before, during, and after pregnancy. Our philosophy is that every baby deserves a Healthy Start. Visit for more information on our programs and services.


The meeting is open to the public and free of charge. Please RSVP to the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition at (305)293-8424 for the Zoom link.  If you need accommodations to participate, call Fatima at 305-293-8424 or email at least 2 days in advance.