Chanda Plan Foundation's Holistic Therapies Help Participant Beat Opioid Addiction

Julie Farrar, now opioid-free for more than a year, says acupuncture, massage and other alternative therapies have been "life changing"

According to STAT, there are now nearly 100 deaths a day from opioids. The most recent national statistics count more than 33,000 opioid-related deaths across the U.S. in 2015. Most of the forecasts produced by STAT predict the annual death toll will increase by at least 35 percent between 2015 and 2027. 

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Chanda Plan Foundation Receives Grant from The Colorado Health Access Fund of The Denver Foundation

The Chanda Plan Foundation has received a $150,000 grant from The Colorado Health Access (CHA) Fund of The Denver Foundation to help support the behavioral health services available at the Chanda Center for Health.

The CHA Fund grant will allow the Chanda Plan Foundation to add an additional therapist and offer more group and individual counseling sessions for participants at the Chanda Center for Health. Behavioral health services include individual and peer-to-peer group counseling as well as the use of biofeedback. These counseling services are designed to help individuals with chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression and so much more.

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Chanda Plan Foundation Makes Impact with New Chanda Center for Health

In just three months, the foundation has served about 30 percent more participants with 1,309 services because of new center

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.

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Chanda Plan opens Center for Health

Facility creates community for those with disabilities

When Brent Combs first started visiting the Chanda Plan Foundation in 2013, it was to receive massage and acupuncture to help him with his pain.

But it wasn’t long before he found a new community to grow with there.

“At the Chanda Plan, they focus on the disabled community, but our disabilities aren’t the only thing they focus on,” he said. “What they really do is find out how to make our lives better.”

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Chanda Plan Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening of Chanda Center for Health

The Chanda Plan Foundation will celebrate the grand opening of its new Chanda Center for Health with an Open House on July 22 from 2-5p.m. at the center, located at 1630 Carr Street, Lakewood, CO, 80214.

The Chanda Plan Foundation officially opened the Chanda Center for Health on April 10, 2017. 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.

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