Healthiest Weight Florida
Florida Department of Health in Monroe County
- (305) 293-7500
1100 Simonton Street
Key West, FL
Motion on the Ocean: A Public Health Guide to Physical Activity in Parks Across the Florida Keys
Motion on the Ocean is a guide to parks across the Florida Keys that has been written, photographed, and designed with fitness in mind.
Download a copy of it by uploading it onto your smartphone or computer by clicking the link above. Limited hard copies will be available in the late Fall of 2019. To reserve a copy, please call (305)676-3864.
Monroe County has one of the highest death rates for bike accidents in Florida. To address this issue, the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County partners with local law enforcement, city municipalities, State Parks, the Wesley House, and Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition to make bike safety a priority. The Florida Pedestrian Bicycle Resource Center provide free helmets that the department, along with multiple trained and certified helmet fitters, properly fit and give to community members at no cost.
Trained certified helmet fitters have the ability to order safety materials, including helmets, and provide education about bike safety, raise awareness about the impact of safe riding practices (such as wearing a helmet), and mobilize local community members to bring resources to the area in an effort to reduce bicycle accidents and injuries.