Who We Are
The Chanda Center for Health’s mission is to deliver, advocate & educate for integrative therapy and other complementary services to reduce health disparities and costs by improving health equity and outcomes for individuals with physical disabilities through the support of donors, grants, special events and community partners.
The Chanda Center for Health provides access to acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, behavioral health, care coordination, and dental care through various programs where services are available onsite at its Lakewood facility or remotely, serving people with Spinal Cord Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple, Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, and Brain Injuries.
At the Chanda Center for Health, we believe that people living with long-term physical disabilities have the right to create their own healthcare path, live independently, and be active members in the community. Many individuals living with long-term physical disabilities experiences chronic pain or on-going health conditions, which leads to isolation, overuse of medications and depression.
In addition to providing direct services, the Chanda Center for Health is an advocate organization that assesses healthcare barriers for persons with disabilities through systemic policy changes and/or improvements. Our doors are open to everyone; however, we specialize in serving people with Spinal Cord Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple, Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, and Brain Injuries.
Chanda Hinton, founder and Executive Director of The Chanda Center for Health, endured a spinal cord injury leaving her paralyzed at the age of 9. When she should have been livin’ it up in college, her health took a significant decline due chronic pain and over utilization of opioids.
It was during a meeting with her health provider that her sister, a yoga therapist, asked about integrative therapy options. The physician responded, “At this point, Chanda has nothing left to lose, so do it.” Within days of receiving integrative therapies, Chanda’s health began to shift dramatically. As her health improved from acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care, she began to research why there was a lack of these services available to people living with long-term physical disabilities. At that moment, it became Chanda’s personal mission to change this reality.
In 2005, Chanda and her sister, Crystal Hinton, founded the Chanda Plan Foundation, offering integrative therapies through providers in the community, regardless of participants’ ability to pay. In 2017, after a successful capital campaign, the Chanda Plan Foundation created the Chanda Center for Health, a separate 501c3, to provide services onsite. In 2023-24, the foundation was dissolved, leaving Chanda Center for Health as the primary entity promoting wellness, healing, encouraged movement, reduce pain, support recovery, and improve the overall quality of life for persons living with long-term physical disabilities. The Chanda Center for Health continues to improve health outcomes for individuals with long-term physical disabilities and make significant systematic change across Colorado.