A vision that changes the world.
Here at the Chanda Plan Foundation, we never underestimate the power of a person’s determination or vision. We believe, and have seen, that one person’s contribution can fundamentally shift the paradigm of something that is not working - physically and systematically. Founded in 2005, the Chanda Plan Foundation was built on the vision of one woman, Chanda, who believed that disability and wellness could and should co-exist. Now, more than 10 years later, this vision has become a reality and has impacted thousands of people over the
past 10 years. Consistent with its founding vision, the Chanda Plan Foundation has remained at the forefront of an integrative approach that is showing improved health outcomes at lower costs since its inception.
Providing education and access to integrative therapies has been the Foundation’s top priority from the start. Accordingly, all programs have been offered at provider locations throughout the nation and, has also been providing free-of-charge treatments at a 300 square foot facility in North Denver for the past two years. Through each service model, we have been able to flip the traditional health care delivery model for persons with long-term physical disabilities and the results are astounding: lessened pain, reduced pain medication, lessened time spent at medical visits and increased hours engaged in community or work.
While our current facility is fully functional, we are limited in the number of treatments we are able to provide and have completely out-grown it. We have a waiting list of people who want to receive services as well as a growing need for additional services including primary care health services, nutrition, and counseling.
In order to meet these growing needs, the Chanda Plan Foundation has now developed a new vision for the future – a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), where disability is the norm and all of our services will be available under one roof for better health access, coordination, and outcomes. The Chanda Plan Foundation’s goal is to move into a new, 10,000 square foot facility that can offer 196 treatments per week, and serve as a “one-stop-shop” for the health needs of people with long-term physical disabilities. This holistic and person-centered approach will include a primary care physician, nutrition and a counseling in addition to current services of adaptive yoga, massage, and acupuncture.
The Chanda Plan Foundation is the only one of its kind in the United States and is establishing a delivery of healthcare for persons with disabilities that is long overdue. As we follow the trends of the healthcare system, the overuse of costly interventions, and the growing number of people that need our services, we keep our sights on the larger vision.