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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.

Former NFL star Herman Moore

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Herman Moore talks about working with kids as a health, education and fitness ambassador in Michigan.

Rear Adm. Boris D. Lushniak

Acting Surgeon General Rear Adm. Boris D. Lushniak says society should go back to walking. “Think about it as a patriotic duty for the good of our nation.”

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's David J. Erickson

David Erickson is the director of the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He says, “Your body is essentially the sum record of your challenges and responsibilities.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., describes how the environment and climate change are inextricably linked to health.

Sen. Roger Wicker

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., tells Post political reporter Chris Cillizza about progress made in cutting the state’s obesity rates.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IDEO Associate Partner Colin Raney

IDEO associate partner Colin Raney says school lunch should be approached from how kids perceive the world.

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.

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.

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.

Networkingout CEO Terrence Thompson

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

Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith

Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith talks about how cities are using data to promote health.

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.

Mingo County Diabetes Coalition director Jenny Hudson

Jenny Hudson, director of the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition, talks about programs like Tuesday Night Track and Healthy Selfies that promote diabetes prevention in Mingo County, W.Va.

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