Dr Andrew Binns is a General Practitioner at Goonellabah Medical Centre and has recently launched a new website called Healthy Aspirations – addressing the determinants of health.
His focused areas are Lifestyle Medicine, Art and Health, Justice Health and Aboriginal Health. Other important contributors to the website are Janet Grist, journalist and writer, and Dr Janis Balodis, director and playwright.
Dr Binns encourages feedback and welcomes ideas for contributions to the site.
“As an observer of the world and 40 years working in general practice, I’m pleased to have created a website to provide a platform for articles about health and wellbeing.
As anyone working in the health field knows, social determinants play a major factor in contributing to poor health. These include income and social status, education and literacy, access to health services and childhood experiences.
Some of the most forgotten people suffering ill health are those who are incarcerated. I advocate for them too.
I envisage this website will grow over time. If you are interested in contributing to Healthy Aspirations please email me at: email@example.com .”