The mission of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” yet many professional working musicians are self-employed and rarely have access to health insurance. Without insurance, they can’t afford preventive health care, including primary medical care, basic dental services and mental health counseling.
The HAAM Board is comprised of well respected musician, business, and community leaders who are committed to ensuring that Austin's low income, uninsured musicians have access to affordable healthcare. The HAAM Board volunteers countless hours overseeing the guidance and stewardship of the HAAM resources and assets in order to meet the needs of our musicians. HAAM is proud to have this board of distinguished leaders sharing their skills and talents with our organization.
We like to say that we might be few, but we are mighty. The HAAM staff is comprised of a group of passionate and diverse professionals who work very hard to meet the needs of our HAAM member musicians. HAAM Founder, Robin Shivers, had big dreams that the Austin community would come together to ensure that one of our most treasured resources - our musicians - would have access to affordable healthcare services. The HAAM staff still shares those dreams today.
HAAM is pleased to present our annual reports.Here you can find all kinds of fun facts about HAAM and the services we provide. Each annual report is not only a snap shot of HAAM's growth and progress since we started in 2005, but more importantly, it tells the stories of Austin's musicians and how HAAM has affected their lives.
Music is a universal language - the power of which is understood by all. In good times and bad, live music lifts the spirits and brings joy to those who hear it. Health Alliance for Austin Musicians proudly supports the musicians of Austin who make our lives so rich. We are lucky to have musicians of all genres call Austin home. The universal language that they speak inspires and moves us.