HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Paris, France or Virtually from your home or work.

6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Chanda Hinton

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Chanda Hinton
Chanda Center for Health, United States
Title : Social determinants of health: Through the lens of disability


Through her work as a disability advocate, Chanda has come face-to-face with shocking healthcare barriers that are still preventing individuals with disabilities from getting access to equitable healthcare. She can address the various disparities in the healthcare system and the solutions in healthcare that can allow individuals with disabilities to get the healthcare they deserve.

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • Providers will learn how to better care for a patient population that struggles to have equitable healthcare
  • The audience will learn tools and tactics to create a disability-competent care practice or to add to their current practices
  • It will allow providers to provide better quality care for individuals with disabilities
  • It will give individuals the opportunity to care for a patient population that is in desperate need of qualified providers
  • It will raise awareness about a decades-long issue and evoke change
  • It will improve the design of provider offices, hospitals, clinics, etc. so that patients can be seen properly
  • It will give patients with physical disabilities the opportunity to have access to equitable healthcare for better health outcomes
  • As a woman with a disability, she brings not only a peer prospective as a leader in healthcare, but an advocate and consumer lens
  • Incorporates a collaborative and proactive view on healthcare where providers embrace each other’s difference to address healthcare complexities that individuals with disabilities present and working together for the end user
  • Brings awareness on the reciprocal influence between direct services and system changes, that often is separated in healthcare
  • Highlights the internal biases we develop and how they can negatively impact how we approach individuals with disability, which the reality that disability and wellness can co-exist. Individuals with disabilities can be healthy


Chanda is the Executive Director of the Chanda Center for Health and Chanda Plan Foundation, which has provided access to holistic, collaborative, accessible, and competent healthcare programs to individuals with physical disabilities since 2007.  In 2009, she led the movement to pass Colorado House Bill 1047, which created the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Waiver, offering acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care through Medicaid to evaluate cost-effectiveness and improve quality of life for persons with spinal cord injuries in the Denver metro area. In 2021, the movement evolved and expanded these services legislatively to other diagnoses and to be a statewide benefit. Today, she continues to balance the organization's efforts on direct service and system changes, to sustain access to wellness that is proactive.