TSET: Creating a State of Health in Oklahoma

Established by voters, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is a state grantmaking trust devoted to preventing cancer and cardiovascular disease, Oklahoma's leading causes of death. By awarding grants to schools, communities, state agencies and partner organizations, TSET works to improve the health of Oklahoma's citizens. It also funds research and emerging opportunities in the public and private sectors. TSET initiatives are addressing Oklahoma's most pressing public health issues — and creating healthier places for all Oklahomans to live, work, learn and play.

Latest News and Updates

MAJOR PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH
August 26, 2016
A major investment supporting childhood cancer research and treatment will benefit Oklahoma children and move the Stephenson Cancer Center closer to achieving National Cancer Institute designation.  A funding partnership announced Friday between the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, Stephenson Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will enhance Stephenson Cancer Center’s commitment to cancer research and care to Oklahomans of all ages. More

BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION FROM BOARD COMMITTEE
August 25, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust on Friday will receive a recommendation from a board committee to initiate a new search for the trust’s next executive director. The committee, consisting of TSET board members Jim Gebhart, Casey Killblane and Don Millican, will recommend the board move forward with modified criteria to hire an interim executive director with potential for the position to turn into a permanent directorship. More

SHAPE YOUR FUTURE ENCOURAGES OKLAHOMANS TO RETHINK YOUR DRINK
July 13, 2016
Shape Your Future is an ongoing statewide health initiative supported by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The overall goal of the Shape Your Future public education intervention is to encourage Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free, as Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 among states for rates of tobacco use and obesity. More

DOUGLAS DECISION ALLOWS TSET TO REASSESS CEO SEARCH
June 22, 2016
Statement from Patrice Douglas: After much contemplation and consultation with my family and friends, I have decided the right decision for me and TSET is to allow them to continue their search for a new CEO. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY INCENTIVE GRANTS
May 25, 2016
Eleven grants for communities and school districts were approved at the TSET Board of Directors meeting. In total, $134,000 was awarded to six cities and five school districts as part of the TSET Healthy Community and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant programs. These grant funds are earmarked as part of a long-term, comprehensive effort to prevent Oklahoma kids from starting to smoke or become obese. More

21.1% smoking prevalenceFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses