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 its partners improve and save musicians’ health and 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.
HAAM has helped over 4,000 musicians access over 52,000 healthcare appointments valued at over $30 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.
Every $1 donated to HAAM is leveraged into $7 of direct healthcare services for HAAM member musicians. This is possible because of HAAM's collaborative relationships with our affiliate service providers. The Seton Healthcare Family provides primary medical services, The St. David's Foundation funds our dental care services in collaboration with the Capital Area Dental Foundation's private dentists who provide the dental care, The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and addiction-recovery services, Estes Audiology provides hearing health services and custom ear plugs, Prevent Blindness Texas provides vision screenings and vouchers for prescription glasses and Whole Foods provides nutrition and wellness services.> View Campaign
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“I can't describe the gratitude I feel for this amazing organization. You change lives, build community, and give musicians a chance to follow their dreams. You made what could've been the hardest time of my life the most inspirational!”- Stephanie – HAAM Member