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.

Recently, an independent study was conducted to determine TSET’s impact on the health of Oklahomans. Researchers concluded that, because of TSET’s investments in grants and programs, Oklahoma’s smoking rate has dropped 10x faster than similar states. To learn more about the study and its results, click here.

Latest News and Updates

TSET Requests for Proposals for Healthy Living Program 2.0
December 3, 2019
TSET has announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the new TSET Healthy Living Program 2.0 community grant. The program will support communities in developing strategies, programs and policies to improve health by preventing or reducing tobacco use, improving nutrition, and increasing physical activity in an effort to decrease premature death in Oklahoma. More

TSET Healthy Incentive Programs for Schools and Communities is now open
December 2, 2019
Applications for the TSET Healthy Incentive Program, focused on improved health and wellbeing in communities and schools, are now being accepted. The application period for the grants will end Jan. 15. More

Career Opening: Epidemiologist
Opens: December 2, 2019
Closes: December 13, 2019 at 4:30pm

The Epidemiologist uses program, research, evaluation, and grant management experience in working with grantees and stakeholder organizations to facilitate successful outcomes and effective implementation of grant programs. The Epidemiologist serves as TSET’s primary point of contact on data analysis and surveillance systems. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION

OKLAHOMA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AND TSET COLLABORATION RESULTS IN 40,000 HELPLINE REFERRALS
November 19, 2019
More than 40,000 patients have been referred to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline through an innovative public/private partnership that encourages medical providers to connect patients to resources that could help them break addiction to nicotine. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVE INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR 12 OKLAHOMA COMMUNITIES
November 19, 2019
The Oklahoma TSET Board of Directors approved Healthy Communities Incentive Grants today for a dozen Oklahoma municipalities. The grants will fund health-promoting projects such as sidewalks, walking tracks and playground equipment for parks. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVE INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR OKLAHOMA SCHOOLS
November 19, 2019
The Oklahoma TSET Board of Directors approved Healthy Schools Incentive Grants today for 19 Oklahoma school districts and two school sites. The grants will fund health-promoting projects such as playground and physical education equipment, hydration stations, walking tracks and more. More

TSET PROGRAM HAS RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO EDUCATE ABOUT YOUTH VAPING DANGERS
October 9, 2019
Amid growing concern over the dangers of vaping, Tobacco Stops With Me, a program of TSET, recently began airing educational messaging to warn parents about Big Tobacco’s efforts to market vaping to young people. Tobacco Stops With Me also has resources available to educate parents, youth and community members about the dangers of youth vaping at StopsWithMe.com. More

 

Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states.

2017 Smoking Prevalence

Funding 3 medical research centers in OklahomaObesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses