Welcome to Florida Keys AHEC

The Keys To Health

Keys to Quit Smoking

Smokers who want to kick the habit have a powerful partner in the Quit Smoking Now program.   Visit ahectobacco.com or call 305-743-7111 ext. 205

The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center Inc. (Keys AHEC) has provided community-based health education and medical services since 1990 throughout Monroe County. Keys AHEC is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Statewide AHEC network.

Keys to Quit Smoking

Free Cessation Services
Certified and Trained Counselors
Youth Smoking Prevention Programs
Health Professional Training Programs

Keys to Health Professionals

Student Rotations
Florida Keys Medical Reserve Corps
Online Programs for Licensure Requirements
For more information call (305) 743-7111 ext. 203

Keys to Community Health

Keys to Heart Healthy Living
University of Miami Health Fairs
Skin Cancer Screenings/Education
Osteoporosis Screenings/Education
Health Assessment/Education Programs
Enhanced Fitness exercise classes

Children Health Assessments and Medical Programs

Hearing/Vision Assesments
Dental/Oral Health Evaluations
Children’s Medical & Health Assessments
School-based Education Programs, grades K-12

Mission Statement

To effectively promote health and wellness through education, health assessments and professional development using
partnerships and other contract-funded services, resulting in a healthier, better educated community.

5 Main Goals of the Florida AHEC Network


To maintain and support a medical services program.


To meet the health care needs of the medically underserved.


To maintain and support an education program for medical, nursing and allied health professional students.


To provide services for community health professionals that will foster retention at medically underserved sites.


To recruit health professionals in medically underserved areas to act as mentors/preceptors for health students.

Accessibility – Notice of Availability of Auxiliary Aids & Services

We’ve taken appropriate steps to make sure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in our services, activities, programs, and other benefits. People with disabilities include those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or who have low vision or other sensory limitations.  Free auxiliary aids and services are available to help us better communicate with people with disabilities

“Nondiscrimination Notice”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) doesn’t exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by CMS directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which CMS arranges to carry out its programs and activities.