NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 10, 2014) – Music Health Alliance is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Healthcare Workforce Innovation Award recognizing an employer who is trailblazing workforce trends and innovation impacting the business of healthcare in Tennessee. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Memphis Mayor AC Wharton presented Music Health Alliance’s Award at the 2014 Healthcare Diversity Forum at Vanderbilt University. According to Mayor Dean in his awards address, healthcare innovation is vital and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act this year makes this award matter now more than ever before. He congratulated Music Health Alliance for creatively maximizing resources to innovate healthcare for the music industry. Tatum Hauck Allsep, Founder and Executive Director of Music Health Alliance, accepted the award before an audience of the state’s leaders in healthcare among them, Vanderbilt’s Dr. Andre’ Churchwell, Tenncare’s Dr. Vaughn Frigon, and Healthstream’s CEO, Robert Frist, Jr.
Music Health Alliance is the first non-profit organization to merge Nashville’s two leading industries, Healthcare and Music. With MHA’s unique model of healthcare support over 3 million dollars in healthcare resources was secured last year to improve the health of the makers of music. “In our industry healthcare crisis management had become the norm, so it seemed fitting that a creative community required a creative solution to get well and stay well. MHA’s healthcare innovation evolved out of necessity.” says Allsep. “We have built this organization by removing the profit motive from a traditionally profit driven model. This enables us to provide personalized solutions and a seamless flow through what is seen by many in our industry as a fragmented healthcare system. We are truly honored to be the recipient of the Healthcare Workforce Innovation Award.” MHA is a national organization, they are based in Nashville.
This award in healthcare innovation is presented by the National Organization of Workforce Diversity is a private, public and non-profit collaborative created to provide insight and leadership training to advance workforce diversity initiatives. “On behalf of the National Organization of Workforce Diversity, we are honored to recognize the good work of the Music Health Alliance for creating unique resources and providing critical advocacy for the music industry.” says Jacky Akbari, Co-Founder and Board Chair, The National Organization for Workforce Diversity.