With their knowledge, expertise and grace under pressure, Louisiana’s Regional Medical Directors have become trusted members of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Louisiana Department of Health’s new Q&A blog series, these public health leaders will be answering the same questions, and together they will paint a statewide perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic and their communities’ response.

Today, the series launches with Region 3’s Dr. William “Chip” Riggins, Regional Medical Director for the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary and Terrebonne. Follow the series as it unfolds on the LDH Blog.

Louisiana’s nine regional medical directors (RMDs) oversee the parish health units that serve the daily public health needs of their communities. The RMDs are in constant contact with state health leadership and local leaders to help guide Louisianans through the COVID-19 public health emergency, particularly among key demographics.

For information on arranging interviews with the RMDs, click here.