“The Denver Foundation is pleased to award the Chanda Plan Foundation this grant through the Colorado Health Access Fund, and to support the expansion of behavioral health services at the Chanda Center for Health,” said Dace West, Vice President of Community Impact for The Denver Foundation. “This is a wonderful opportunity to improve behavioral health treatment outcomes among vulnerable people, including those with disabilities.”
The Chanda Plan Foundation opened the Chanda Center for Health in Lakewood, Colo., in April. The Center provides a holistic, person-centered approach that includes care coordination and behavioral health services, as well as integrated therapies such as massage, chiropractic services, acupuncture and adaptive yoga. The center will also soon offer primary care.
Chanda Hinton Leichtle and her sister, Crystal Hinton, established the nonprofit Chanda Plan Foundation in 2005 after Hinton Leichtle experienced significant health improvements through the use of integrative therapies for symptoms caused by a spinal cord injury. The results of an integrated approach to treatment include reduced pain and the need for pain medication, lessened time spent at medical visits, and increased hours engaged in community or work.
The Chanda Plan Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to integrative therapy, primary care, and other complementary services to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for persons with physical disabilities. The Foundation was established in 2005 by Chanda Hinton Leichtle and her sister, Crystal Hinton, and serves persons with symptoms of spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and brain injuries, and offers integrated