NOTICE:
In an effort to follow all CDC & the Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines, recommendations & mandates regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, TSET’s physical office is closed until further notice. Staff is working remotely and can be reached by mobile phone or email.

 

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 Board of Directors Approve Incentive Grants for Oklahoma Schools
March 16, 2020
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors approved Healthy Schools Incentive Grants at their March meeting for 20 Oklahoma school districts and 10 school sites. The grants will fund health-promoting projects such as playground and fitness equipment, hydration stations, walking paths and more. Read More

TSET Board of Directors Approve Incentive Grants for 11 Oklahoma Communities
March 16, 2020
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors approved Healthy Communities Incentive Grants for 11 Oklahoma municipalities during their March meeting. The grants will fund health-promoting projects such as sidewalk improvements, walking trails and exercise equipment. Read more

TSET Board Renews Grant to Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at Stephenson Cancer Center
March 12, 2020
Oklahomans will continue to have access to cutting-edge science and research in addiction and tobacco cessation after the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors voted today to renew its grant to the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC). Read More

Career Opening: Program Officer - TSET Healthy Living Program
The Program Officer is the primary point of contact with grantees and provides the guidance and resources needed by grantees to successfully achieve outcomes and effective implementation of grant programs. The Program Officer uses a variety of methods to fulfill grantee needs such as face-to-face meetings, telephone conversations, videoconferencing and e-mail correspondence. Program Officers are expected to visit grantees up to four times per fiscal year. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION

‘TSET BETTER HEALTH PODCAST’ PREMIERES MARCH 10 
TSET has a new way to keep you informed about the issues facing Oklahoma households and communities. The "TSET Better Health Podcast" aims to be a go-to source for everything related to tobacco, health, nutrition and fitness. Listen now

Career Opening: Health Communication Manager II
The Health Communication Manager II is primarily responsible for public relations and marketing strategy development and oversight with an emphasis on project planning, development, implementation, long-term brand(s) strategic planning and evaluation of statewide comprehensive program marketing components for specified brand(s) utilizing social marketing strategies. SEE FULL DESCRIPTION

Career Opening: Epidemiologist
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

 

 

Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states. 2018-SmokingPrevalence.jpgFunding 3 medical research centers in OklahomaObesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses