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

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

BOSWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
May 18, 2016
The Boswell Public School district was presented with a $3,000 check Wednesday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). More

IDABEL AWARDED $37,000 HEALTHY COMMUNITY INCENTIVE GRANT
May 17, 2016
The City of Idabel was awarded a $37,000 incentive grant at the Gold level for adopting policies and strategies that promote health and quality of life in their community. More

BATTIEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
May 17, 2016
The Battiest Public School district was presented with a $3,000 check Tuesday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). More

TSET/OSU MEDICAL AUTHORITY GRANT SUPPORTS OSU-CHS MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS IN NORMAN
May 16, 2016
TSET, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, has partnered with Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Authority to provide new emergency department physicians to the Norman Regional Health System, which includes Norman Regional Hospital and Norman Regional HealthPlex. More

21.1% smoking prevalenceFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses