We provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. Many Austin musicians are self-employed and have no access to health insurance or basic health care. They often work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for food, clothing and shelter, with nothing left for health care.
That’s where we come in. By resolving challenges such as long-neglected teeth to hearing loss, heart problems and depression, HAAM and our partners improve and save musicians’ lives and enhance Austin’s economy and quality of life. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, and we aim to keep it that way.
We have helped over 4,400 musicians access over 56,000 healthcare appointments valued at over $44 million dollars since we began in 2005. These include routine dental work, doctor visits and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings and more.
HAAM is pleased to present our annual reports. Here you an 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, they tell 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.