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Data Book podcast: Chanda Hinton and improving care for those with disabilities

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In this episode, Chanda Hinton, founder of the Chanda Center for Health in Denver, talks about her journey, her center and how the healthcare industry can offer better care.

Chanda Hinton has devoted her life to improving care for individuals with disabilities.

Chanda Hinton, founder of the Chanda Center for Health. (Photo provided by the Chanda Center)

Chanda Hinton, founder of the Chanda Center for Health. (Photo provided by the Chanda Center)

It’s a very personal mission. When she was nine years old, Chanda suffered a spinal injury when she was accidentally shot in the back of the neck.

The founder of the Chanda Center for Health in Denver, she spoke about her work in the latest episode of the Data Book podcast from Chief Healthcare Executive®. The center works to improve care for those with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and other injuries and disabilities.

She also wants to counter the narrative that she hears from too many physicians who don’t understand that individuals with disabilities can live productive and healthy lives.

“That's a problem,” she says. “I mean, I'm 41, I've got a spinal cord injury, but I can be healthy, I can be well, I can be productive.”

Hinton says health leaders and systems who want to improve care and treatment for those with disabilities should be “proactive with i.”

“Make it a part of your mission in a true and genuine way. Don't be doing it because you have to based on compliance … do it, because it's the right thing to do,” she says.

Check out a very interesting conversation.

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