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From workplaces, schools and neighborhoods designed to encourage exercise to advertising campaigns promoting healthy foods, the places we live and the information we receive about food and exercise have a profound effect on our well-being.

Architects, a former NFL star, a nun and others spoke at a Washington Post Forum June 18 about efforts outside of traditional health care improving the health of Americans. Join the conversation and watch video highlights from the forum below.

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Healthy Detroit CEO Nicholas Mukhtar

Nicholas Mukhtar is the founder and CEO of Healthy Detroit, a public health organization aimed at creating healthy, active communities in Detroit.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 10:25 am
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Networkingout CEO Terrence Thompson

 

Networkingout CEO Terrence Thompson talks about the new 5:00 p.m. pastime popping up on sidewalks across Detroit.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 10:31 am
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Detroit Wayne County Health Authority CEO Chris Allen

 

Chris Allen, CEO of the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority, says health organizations in Detroit are learning to collaborate — moving the city’s care system from a sick care model to one based on population health and wellness.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 10:46 am
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Williamson Health and Wellness Center CEO Dr. Donovan “Dino” Beckett

 

Dr. Dino Beckett is a family physician and CEO of the Williamson Health and Wellness Center. He talks about creative ways to prevent and reduce diabetes and its impact on communities like Williamson, W. Va.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 10:50 am
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Dan Nissenbaum, managing director in the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

 

Dan Nissenbaum, the managing director in the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, says banks are looking for investments in community health with returns that justify and incentivize continual support.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 10:56 am
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Dr. Matthew Trowbridge and designer Dina Sorensen

 

Designer Dina Sorensen and pediatrician Dr. Matthew Trowbridge talk about collaborating across disciplines to renovate an elementary school in Buckingham County, Va. that now encourages students to eat healthy and exercise.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:05 am
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Stantec Urban Group leader David Dixon

 

As cities become more walkable and livable, more and more affluent individuals and families are migrating back, says David Dixon, head of Stantec’s new Urban Group.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:09 am
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Architect Margaret Montgomery

 

Margaret Montgomery, sustainability leader for NBBJ — a global architecture, planning and design firm, talks about designing within the confines of an older building.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:12 am
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Brookings Institution senior fellow Alice Rivlin

 

Economist Alice Rivlin says we should be healthy because it’s good for us, not because it’s good for the economy.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:16 am
  • Meena Ganesan June 20, 11:16 am

Sister Susan Vickers

 

Sister Susan Vickers is the vice president of community health at California-based Dignity Health. She says the perception of lending in low-income communities is riskier than the reality.

Meena Ganesan
June 20, 11:19 am
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