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Donate Blood This Weekend

Offbeat Magazine – August 3, 2016

The Organ Grinders will partner with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOAMF) to host a blood drive at the Rock ‘N’ Bowl in New Orleans on Sunday, August 7.

The groups’ 3rd annual Summer Blood Drive will help restock the shelves of The Blood Center, the region’s primary supplier of blood, blood components and plasma derivatives… read more

Hawaiian-Themed Blood Drive

WWLTV – August 3, 2016

The New Orleans Musicians Clinic teams with the NOLA Organ Grinders to host a Hawaiian themed blood drive. Erica Dudas of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation and the founder of the Organ Grinders Christina Duggar talk about it… read more

Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Brings Insurance To Many New Orleans Musicians

NPR – July 1, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana’s working poor have health insurance as of July 1 because the state has expanded its Medicaid program, as allowed under the Affordable Care Act. The new insurance benefits Kotnik and many of the other performers and workers who serve the millions of tourists visiting New Orleans every year… read more

Sound Sleep Initiative to benefit musicians

WWLTV – June 11, 2016

Sometimes people take for granted the benefits of a good night’s sleep, but for others it is a struggle to get some shut-eye, and that can lead to serious health problems. That’s why in New Orleans the Sound Sleep Initiative was created, which provides new mattresses and box springs to local musicians who are health-challenged… read more

How Hurricane Katrina created the road map for Medicaid expansion

NOLA.COM – June 10, 2016

As Louisiana’s doctors, hospitals and clinics brace to care for thousands of newly insured patients under an expanded Medicaid program, New Orleans may have a distinct advantage when it comes to navigating the paper trail. “With Medicaid (expansion), there won’t be (as) many barriers,” said Megan McStravick, a social worker and case manager for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic… read more

“Zat Dog” to Benefit New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic

NOLA.COM – May 19, 2016

Zatarain’s is teaming up with Dat Dog to create the “Zat Dog,” which features a Zatarain’s Crab Boil-spiced shrimp sausage topped with corn macque choux and chow chow. Limited time only! Proceeds from each one sold will benefit the NOMC…. read more

Fiya Fest 2016 will donate all proceeds to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic

WGNO – April 27, 2016

Hundreds of people showed up at Mardi Gras World to see performers like Big Sam, members of Dumpstaphunk, Tony Hall, Ivan and Ian Neville.This year Fiya Fest will donate all of its proceeds to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. The clinic has provided medical care, mental health and social services for more the 2,500 performing artists… read more

Musicians report better health a year into New Orleans’ smoking ban

NOLA.COM – April 25, 2016

Before the citywide smoking ban went into effect last April, many musicians in New Orleans used a common metaphor to describe what it was like to play music in smoke-filled clubs night after night. “They’d all tell me: ‘It’s like working in a coal mine,'” said Bethany Bultman, director of the New Orleans Musicians Clinic…. read more

Community Impact: A Clinic That Plays To Musicians’ Health Needs

WWNO – April 19, 2016

Community Impact is WWNO’s series on nonprofit organizations in the New Orleans region, a partnership between WWNO and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. In this edition Jasmin Lopez visits the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic…. read more

Tribute To Phife Dawg To Benefit Musician’s Clinic

Offbeat Magazine – April 6, 2016

Local musicians’ collective Low End Theory Players will be playing a benefit concert in tribute to A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg at the Joy Theater on April 8…The concert, honoring the memory of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor who passed away on March 22, will benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and aim at raising awareness for diabetes, which caused the rapper’s early death…. read more

Awards for NOMC


icon-ribbon 2016 | Life City Green Games Award, Presented for Emerging Leadership
icon-ribbon 2014 | Urban Wealth Award for Outstanding Community Partnership
2011 | Offbeat Best of the Beat, Musician Resource Award
icon-ribbon 2010 | N.A.D.A. Award for “Helping Louisiana Listen To The Music,” Honorary Recipient: Bethany Bultman
2010 | Offbeat Best of the Beat, Musician Resource Award
icon-ribbon 2008 | Tobacco Free Living Award, Outstanding Tobacco Prevention and Control Advocate
icon-ribbon 2007 | New Orleans City Council, Special Recognition
icon-ribbon 2007 | Big Easy Music Awards, Special Recognition
2006 | Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Community Support Award
2006 | Offbeat Best of the Beat Awards, For Keepin’ Music Alive
2006 | Arts Council of New Orleans, Mayor’s Arts Award
2004 | Offbeat Best of the Beat Awards, Mayor’s Music Champion Award
icon-ribbon 2004 | Jazz Journalists Association, “A” Team Award for Advocates, Altruists, Aiders and Abettors
2002 | Offbeat Best of the Beat Awards, Heartbeat Award
icon-ribbon 2000 | The State of Louisiana, Special Recognition for founding the First Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic for Musicians in the US
1998 | Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research, Education, and Patient Care


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