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NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS CLINIC & ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Music

Mission: The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) expands the services of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) and its mission to keep New Orleans music ALIVE by sustaining New Orleans’ traditional music cultures. We do this by providing cost-efficient access to comprehensive, wellness education and preventive health care, mental health and social services. Regardless of the patients’ ability to pay, NOMC is the medical home for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers.

Target demographics: musicians, tradition bearers, and others who contribute to the thriving local culture and tourism industry

Geographic areas served: New Orleans

Programs: Comprehensive and occupational health care, preventive care, health education, networked care, and mental health and social services. For a small co-pay, patients receive full access to an extensive specialty care network, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The New Orleans Musicians and Assistance Foundation operates under a commitment of caring for all musicians, tradition bearers such as the Mardi Gras Indians and gospel singers, dancers, writers, visual artists and their families.

The Director Bethany Bultman and her husband Johan, the CFO do not take a salary nor the board or Medical Director. The only full time staff are the nurse practitioner, the social worker and the LPN.

The patients are treated as a whole person including their special needs as a performing artist. When a patient needs extensive or more medical care than the clinic can provide they seek out grants or donors for that the particular patient.

They all go the extra mile to improve the health and well-being of their patients. They also know that the patients support group entails both family, friends and bandmates and reach out to them for the patient as permitted by law or by the patient.

They recognize performance anxiety as an occupational issue for many and help them to find other ways of coping other than self-medicating.

The goal of the clinic and the foundation to "Stop Death by Lifestyle" and they are helping to make positive changes to many people and developing community health leaders that can help others.