DENVER – Just three months after opening its Chanda Center for Health, the Chanda Plan Foundation is already making a huge impact for people with long-term physical disabilities.
The Chanda Plan Foundation reported that since opening the Chanda Center for Health on April 10, 2017, it now serves 70 participants, an increase of about 30 percent. Through July, participants have received 1,309 services, including massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, behavioral health sessions, care coordination services and yoga classes. This number represents more than a 55 percent increase in services provided.
The center is also offering Peer Group/Social hours, nutrition/cooking classes, wheelchair repair clinics and more. The center, which recently celebrated its grand opening with attendees from around the community, including Lakewood Mayor Adam A. Paul, provides a collaborative, person-centered and therapeutic approach to healthcare. The center will also soon offer primary care.
“We are thrilled that the Chanda Center for Health has already made such an impact for people with long-term physical disabilities,” said Chanda Hinton Leichtle, Founder and Executive Director. “It is so exciting to see many great results from the services we are now able to provide, and we are eager to continue expanding the amazing things we hope to do in the future.” 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.
About the Chanda Plan Foundation
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 therapies including adaptive exercise, adaptive yoga, massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic as well as care coordination and behavioral health services. The Chanda Plan Foundation’s person-focused Chanda Center for Health opened in April of 2017, and is the first of its kind, providing a single point of service for the health needs of persons with long-term physical disabilities. For additional information on the Chanda Plan Foundation, visit www.iamtheplan.org