G130. Dr. Amy Acton

Meeting the (Extraordinary) Moment with Dr. Amy Acton

The same person she always was, let’s get to know Dr. Amy Acton.

Rising to prominence with her off-script, endearing, and authentic press conferences during the height of the COVID pandemic as Director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton explains that this new, public, understanding of who she is falls exactly in line with who she’s always been.

In today’s episode, we sit down for an honest and eye opening conversation on her childhood, one of severe neglect and poverty, the inspirations that arose from that lived experience, her path to preventative medicine, and yes – we unpack those incredibly challenging years and the impossible decision making processes involved in them.

We wrap up with Amy’s latest project, the Rapid Five vision, an innovative and equitable plan to reinvigorate our region with culture and connectedness, and what it would mean for Ohio going forward.

You won’t want to miss this truly special episode of Gravity. In it, it’s easy to hear the measured and empathic person who comforted so many millions of Ohioans during a period when seemingly everything around us balanced on a pin. We can’t thank Amy enough for all she’s done for our community – now, then, and in the future.