The Y.O.S.T. Program at Delgado Community College announces a graduation ceremony for Medical Assistant students on Monday, Feb. 29. The speaker will be Dr. Eric Griggs.
“Doc Griggs” is the health and wellness awareness persona of Dr. Eric Griggs, a New Orleans based physician and health educator who has dedicated his professional life to raising health and wellness awareness in the New Orleans community.
Dr. Griggs graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 and Tulane University School of Medicine in 1996 and has always held a special place in his heart for the City of New Orleans and has been an active health advocate since graduation. He has made it his life work to educate the community on health and well-being and is an active participant in his programs.
Doc Griggs' mantra is “Get checked. Get fit. Get moving!” His approach transcends race and gender barriers. His ability to speak Spanish fluently allows him to utilize a comprehensive creative approach to engage men, woman and children of both English and Spanish speaking heritage. His efforts as a health educator and health and awareness advocate have been recognized by District 7 State Senator David R. Heitmeier in a 2014 Resolution naming Dr. Eric Griggs, a Health and Wellness Ambassador of the State of Louisiana. In May, the New Orleans City Council as the Health and Wellness Ambassador for the City of New Orleans and was recently named as the Chairman of the Healthcare Sector for FitNOLA, the City of New Orleans' fitness initiative.
Dr. Griggs is an active participant in several organizations that promote positive change in the community. He is the Health and Wellness Chair for 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and also serves on the 100 Black Men National Health and Wellness Board. In March of 2014, Dr. Eric Griggs was named Spokesperson for the American Cancer Society - Greater New Orleans and is also a member of their Executive Leadership Council. Dr Griggs is also Health Educator for Fox 8 WVUE and iHeart media here locally. Every Thursday, he has hosted the "Doc Griggs Show" for 1230 AM WBOK for the past 4 years. While Health and Wellness is near and dear to his heart, Dr. Griggs works closely with the youth as well. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Playworks-Louisiana and on the Broadmoor Charter School Board. Dr. Griggs also co-founded and directs the Broadmoor Basketball Association, a basketball program for at-risk youth.
Dr. Eric Griggs