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UPDATED CONTACT LIST TO DATE OFORGANIZATIONS FACILITATING HEALTHCARE COVERAGE AND ACCESS FORMUSICIANS (3/12)This is a discussion draft of call and meeting notes of discussions with the listed organizations. Do notrely on accuracy or completeness. Please send comments and corrections to petergrant@dwt.com.1

CONTACT LIST TO DATETable of Contents:1. National Health Care Organizations2. Regional Health Care Organizations(listed by state)3. Mental Health Organizations4. Vision Care Organizations5. Hearing Care Organizations6. Dental Care Organizations7. Free and Sliding Fee Schedule Clinics & FQHCs8. Pharmaceutical Discount/Coupon Programs9. Find a Navigator10. Health System’s Centers for Performing Artists (listed by state)11. National Foundations that Provide Support for Musicians12. Academics and Policy13. Consultants14. Other Arts Organizations Supporting Artists .Legend:****Call/Met With***Call/Meeting Scheduled**Contacted*To be Contacted .2page 3page 18page 30page 41page 45page 48page 49page 50page 51page 52page 59page 61page 65page 66

I. NATIONAL HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS30 Amp Circuit and Backstage Clinics****Philadelphia, backstage-clinicWe’re a 501(c)(3)non-profit created specifically to promote health and wellness for musiciansand those that work for them: producers, songwriters, engineers, managers, roadies & busdrivers. We operate on a local and national level, to ensure joy from music stays a part of ourculture and society.With the ability to roll into any festival, concert or event, Thirty Amp Circuit’s Backstage Clinic isa pop-up medical center that brings services directly to musicians at their place of work. Wecolonize a backstage space, turning it into a cozy, relaxed and experiential health and wellnesscenter. Artists and their support staff can either drop in or make an appointment in advance.Backstage Clinic visitors may choose from any of our individual services or walk through theCircuit and experience each of our four core offerings:-- Piss & Blood: Early Prevention: A simple finger prick of blood and a small sample of urine cansave your life.-- Image for "Healthcare": Healthcare Education: Spend 5 minutes with one of our licensedsocial workers and learn the full spectrum of health care options available to you now and inthe future.-- Image for "Body & Soul": Body & Soul Foundation: Custom meditation programs built formusicians both on stage and off.-- Image for "The Dr. Is In ": Peace of Mind: Whatever’s ailing you on the road or if you just needa Doctor to talk with - we got you. We will connect you with our support network wherever youare traveling next.Andy Blackman Hurwitz, JDSenior Vice President, Studio 1200,Co-founder, 30 Amp Circuit and Backstage Clinics Philadelphia, PAandy@studio-1200.com3

Academy of Country Music ACM Lifting Lives:Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund****Encino, CAhttps://www.acmliftinglives.org/Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives fundsmusic health programs while also serving members of the music community who faceunexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generousdonations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives has funded national musictherapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of therecipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities,recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome, and individuals suffering with mentalillness. The Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives have a 50-year history ofcharitable giving and since 2008; ACM Lifting Lives has given more than 6 million dollars tomore than 150 worthy causes.Lyndsay CruzExecutive Directorlyndsay@acmcountry.comTaylor WolfSecretarytaylor.wolf@acmcountry.comAcademy of Country Music5500 Balboa Blvd.Encino, CA 91316www.acmliftinglives.org4

The Actors Fund****New York, NYhttps://actorsfund.org/The Actors Fund offers personalized health insurance counseling, guidance and enrollmentsupport; referrals to health care resources; and primary medical care for everyone inentertainment at The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. TheActors Fund has navigators on staff in NY and has a broker’s license in California. Our ArtistsHealth Insurance Resource Center updates its workshops and seminars with comprehensiveinformation on the latest insurance options, provides enrollment assistance for Affordable CareAct plans, and offers online resources, education and literacy tools.Samuel L Friedman Health Center for the Performing ArtsNew York, edman-health-center-performingarts?utm source google&utm medium edman(The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors have partnered to create a health center for theperforming arts and entertainment community in New York City. The practice is located at 7297th avenue between 48th and 49th street, in the heart of Times Square.)Bagby Foundation for the Musical ion-musical-arts(The Foundation offers small grants to support opera and classical music professionals, with afocus on pensioners. Contact J. Andrew Lark at 212-986-6094 for more information.)Renata Marinaro, LMSWNational Director of Health ServicesThe Actors Fund729 Seventh Avenue, 10th FloorNew York, NY 10019Direct 917.281.5965Tel: 212.221.7300 ext. 165Fax: 212.764.6404New York City917.281.5975Los Angeles855.491.3357rmarinaro@actorsfund.org5

American Federation of Musicians****New York, NYhttps://www.afm.org/Generally, support for musicians for health care is offered on a local level.Associated Musicians of Greater New York, American Federation of Musicians Local 802****New York, NYGloria McCormickLocal 802’s Health Fund AdministratorAmerican Federation of MusiciansNew York, NY212-245-4802, ext efault.aspxBettina CovoLocal 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund322 West 48th StreetNew York, NY 10036(212) 245-4802, ext. ut-us/contact/Associated Musicians of Greater Los Angeles, American Federation of Musicians Local 47*Los Angeles, CAThe Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers' Health & Welfare (H&W) Plan offersinformation on the availability of health care. The H&W Trust provides medical, dental, vision,chiropractic, acupuncture, prescription drugs and life insurance to musicians who qualify forbenefits based upon contributions received on their behalf in accordance with AFM Local 47and American Federation of Musicians contracts and collective bargaining agreements. Pleasevisit the PacFed website for detailed information on this benefit.John AcostaPresident, American Federation of Musicians Local 47220 Winona Ave.Burbank CA 91504323.993.3181john.acosta@afm47.org6

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund*Administered by The Actor’s FundNew York, elief-fund/The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporaryfinancial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund toadminister this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services. Servicesinclude counseling and referrals for personal, family or work-related problems. Outreach ismade to community resources for legal services, elder care, entitlement benefits and childcare.Workshops are offered on how to locate affordable housing, as well as on financial educationand health insurance options. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental healthand medical care, as well as other basic living expenses. Grants are made case-by-case, basedon need. All AGMA members may call The Actors Fundfor information, referrals and access to our social services. To be eligible for financial assistancefrom the AGMA Relief Fund a member must be in good standing or on honorable withdrawaland Able to document the need for financial assistance.Susan Davison(800) 543-2462susan@musicalartists.orgAmerican Guild of Variety Artists*New York, A’s Sick and Relief Fund (http://www.agvausa.com/sickandrelieffund.html) supportsparticipation in Variety Shows at The Actor’s Home in Englewood, New Jersey, and around thecountry at Senior Centers and Nursing Homes. If you are a current, active (dues paid to date)AGVA member, and you would like to perform in one of our shows, please contact us at theNational or California office, and send your resume to:National Office: 212-675-1003363 Seventh Avenue 17th FloorNew York, NY 10001Christopher Johnson347-432-3543cjohnson@agvausa.org7

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)*American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) debuted a wellness programcalled Tune-up in response to a survey that found musicians are 31 percent more likely than thegeneral population to say their health and wellness majorly impact their careers. ASCAP willlaunch recovery-support groups in several cities and online, plus offer discounts to its 725,000members on fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness services. (First, up in 2020: a group meditationin New York.)New York250 West 57th StreetNew York, NY 10107Tel: (212) 621-6000Fax: (212) 621-6595Athletes and the Arts****A coalition of 20 national sports medicine, performing arts medicine/wellness and performingart organizations (as of December 2018). ATHLETES AND THE ARTS” is an initiative focused onlinking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities through collaborativeexchange and application of wellness, training and performance research and initiatives. Thisprogram is committed to the belief that athletes exist throughout the performing artscommunity and that established training, wellness, and prevention research for sport athletescould benefit artists’ general health and performance. Similarly, the athletic and generalpopulation can gain from principles primarily applied within the performing arts arena. A keycomponent of this initiative is incenting performing artists to invest some time in personalwellness to supplement the commitment to their performance skill. This investment willenhance and prolong careers and stimulate creativity in the application of musicaltechniques for the athletic and general populations.Randy Dick, MS, FACSMChair, Athletes and the Arts4969rwd@gmail.com8

Blues Foundation Hart Fund****Memphis, TNhttps://blues.org/hart-fund/The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Bluesmusicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fundprovides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burialexpenses. Throughout the year at various events the HART Fund provides free healthscreenings for musicians, with services including but not limited to checking blood pressure,cholesterol, diabetes, prostate cancer, Hep C, anemia, thyroid, kidney and liver testing via bloodwork.Requests for funding should be made by contacting The Blues Foundation directly. Uponcontacting the foundation, you will be asked to complete a short application form. A committeewill then review your application to ensure that the individual qualifies and the request is forhealth-related financial needs.Barbara NewmanPresident and CEO(901) 527-2583 ext. 12barbara@blues.orgFolk Alliance International****Kansas City, MOwww.folk.orgAengus FinnanExecutive Director, Folk Alliance International601 Avenida Cesar E Chavez Suite #100Kansas City, MO 64108Phone: 816-221-3655leah@folk.orgAengus@folk.orgLaura Thomas, Agent and Owner, ComboPlate BookingChair, Advisory CommitteeFolk Alliance InternationalAustin, TXwww.comboplatebooking.com9

Haven Foundation*Brewer, Mainehttp://www.thehavenfdn.orgThe mission of The Haven Foundation is to offer interim financial assistance to freelance professionals inthe arts who face crises. The Foundation’s reach is the United States, and its awards are granted with aview to helping individuals overcome temporary adversity and return to full-time work.Please carefully read the Guidelines for Assistance before applying for a grant.Stephen KingThe Haven FoundationPO Box 128Brewer, Maine 04412-0128207-561-7957International Bluegrass Musicians Association (IBMA)*International Bluegrass Musicians Association (IBMA) FoundationNashville, TNwww.bluegrassfoundation.orgThe IBMA is the non-profit music association that connects, educates, and empowers bluegrassprofessionals and enthusiasts, honoring tradition and encouraging innovation in the bluegrasscommunity worldwide.Paul Schiminger, MSExecutive DirectorInternational Bluegrass Musicians Association4206 Gallatin PkNashville, TN 37216Phone 615-256-3222info@ibma.orgwww.ibma.orgNancy CardwelAdministrator,International Bluegrass Musicians Association Foundationinfo@BluegrassFoundation.org10

Jazz Foundation of America****New York, NYSince ’94, JFA has provided a pro bono network for uninsured musicians in health crisis. Dizzy Gillespiewas a patient at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey many times before his passing in early 1993 frompancreatic cancer. Dizzy expressed two wishes to his family in his last days: to support the greatestpassion in his life—jazz and jazz musicians—and to have a memorial in his name at “his” hospital,Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The JFA carried Dizzy’s torch with aplomb. The Dizzy GillespieMemorial Fund helps underwrite the costs of hospitalization, diagnostic tests, and a full rangeof surgical and medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and without the ability to pay. TheDizzy Gillespie Cancer Institute at Englewood Hospital has grown into a world-renowned oncologycenter, recognized as a model for cancer diagnosis and management. Since its formation, theMemorial Fund, which is 100 percent donor-supported, has provided over 9 million in medical servicesto more than 1,900 of JFA’s blues, jazz, and roots musicians who otherwise would not have been able toafford healthcare. Over 24 years, Englewood Hospital has never turned away a sick musician,and its unprecedented generosity has literally kept the music alive. This program has thrived and grownthanks to the leadership of Dr. Frank Forte, Dr. Steve Brunnquell, Eddie Hadden, Mike Pietrowicz, DougDuchak, Bob Litwak, and the 50 physicians who donate their time and energy annually to JFA patients.Since 2001, this network of amazing doctors has grown to other states where we have found uninsuredmusicians who need help. These doctors have opened their hearts and their care to our musicians intimes of crisis. Additionally, we have created a network of dentists and oral surgeons who either donatetheir services completely free or at deeply discounted rates. These services are available to horn playersand vocalists as the dentists’ time and caseloads allow.Joseph Petrucelli, MBAExecutive DirectorJazz Foundation of America247 W. 37th St., Suite 201New York, NY 10018212-245-3999 EXT. 10joe@jazzfoundation.orgAlisa Hafkin, LCSWDirector of Social ServicesJazz Foundation of America247 W. 37th St., Suite 201New York, NY 10018212-245-3999 Ext 12646-786-4507 1

Max's Kansas City Project*Kansas City, MOTHE Project is dedicated to providing emergency funding and resources to financially distressedindividuals in the creative and performing arts for housing, medical and legal aid. One-time grants areawarded ranging from 500- 1000. Special consideration is given, but not limited to, Max’s Kansas City’sextended family, (those who worked at Max’s or were Max’s patrons).We are also committed to empowering teens through the arts with a focus on substance abuse andsuicide prevention by mentoring and motivating them to make healthy choices, offering an ongoingprocess to aid them in building the personal skills needed to inspire them to lead healthy, productivelives. Our FEARLESS YOUTH Program is characterized by a positive skills building approach, introducingteens to the creative arts as an outlet to meet the challenges of life in constructive ways, mentoringthem and raising awareness on the dangers and consequences of substance abuse and addiction.Yvonne SewallPresident/FounderMax’s Kansas City ProjectP.O. Box 4431Kingston, NY 12401E-mail: maxskc@aol.comTel-Fax: 845-481-3416https://maxskansascity.org12

Music Health Alliance (MHA)****Nashville, TNwww.musichealthalliance.comMusic Health Alliance (MHA) is a regional organization that also works in 42 states.MHA offers three primary areas of results driven healthcare services with an emphasis onpreventing illness and staying well. Protect yourself and your family with the most appropriateand affordable health insurance or ways to pay for your healthcare. MHA offers guidance andaccess to State and Federal Health Insurance options for individuals and/or family members,Comprehensive Major Medical Insurance and Medicare supplement options for self-employedindividuals and families, those with no group benefit options and the underinsured (insurancethat does not meet one’s specific needs).Experienced direction to remove barriers and meet your needs is our most valuable area ofexpertise in healthcare. MHA offers professional guidance and direction through the healthcare system as a personal advocate, educator and navigator to simplify and translate healthinsurance policies, Medicare, medical bills, healthcare reform and other medically relatedneeds.Connect with the health care that you need the most through our proprietary network ofresources. MHA offers access to primary care services, dental care and mental healthcounseling for insured individuals as well as low cost services for uninsured and low-incomemusic industry professionals nationwide. MHA also offers counsel and access to financial helpfor prescription medication, medical supply resources and financial assistance for qualifyingindividuals.)Tatum Hauck AllsepFounder & CEOMusic Health Alliance (MHA)615-200-6896 office2737 Larmon DriveNashville, TN 37204tatum@musichealthalliance.com13

Music Maker Relief Foundation*Hillsborough, NCThe Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musicaltraditions of the South by supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will notbe silenced.Timothy DuffyFounder and Executive Directorwww.musicmaker.orgMusiCares (Recording Academy/Grammys)****Nashville, TNhttps://www.grammy.com/musicaresMusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares'services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each caseis treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of themusic industry on human service issues that directly influence the health and welfare of the musiccommunity.Debbie Carroll, LCSWVice President, Health and Human Service, my.comMusiCares South Region1904 Wedgewood Ave.Nashville, TN 37212Ph: 615.327.0050Fx: 615.327.0876Toll-free Help Line: org14

Musicians Foundation, Inc.****New York, NYwww.MusiciansFoundation.orgIn today’s volatile professional climate, many musicians experience greater financial risk thanever before. Musicians Foundation provides aid that enables performers, educators,composers, and arrangers to continue pursuing their artistic process and vision. As the oldestnon-profit of its kind in the United States, Musicians Foundation is dedicated to assistingmusicians, and their families, in ti

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need. AGMA contracts with The Actors Fund to administer this program nationally as well as to provide comprehensive social services. Services include counseling and referrals for personal, family or work-related problems. Outreach is made to community resources for .

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