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

JOB POSTING: PROGRAM OFFICER - TSET HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM
December 6, 2018
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. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS INTERIM TO LEAD AGENCY
December 3, 2018
The TSET Board of Directors on Monday announced the appointment of Julie Bisbee as interim executive director. Bisbee is currently the director of public information and outreach at TSET. In a special board meeting, the TSET Board of Directors voted to appoint Bisbee after Executive Director John Woods announced his resignation effective Dec. 5.  More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES THE RESIGNATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
November 27, 2018
The TSET Board of Directors has received the resignation of TSET Executive Director John Woods and plans to have a special board meeting next week to discuss next steps for the agency’s leadership. “We wish John the best in future endeavors and are grateful for his leadership, passion and commitment to improving the health of Oklahomans,” said TSET Board of Director Chairman Don Millican.  More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAM GRANTS TO COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS
November 15, 2018
The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved 34 incentive grants for communities and schools through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program. TSET funds were awarded to 10 communities and 24 school districts that have adopted health promoting policies and strategies at the board meeting. More

TOBACCO STOPS WITH ME COMMEMORATES TEN YEARS OF SUCCESS BY UNVEILING PLAN TO SAVE THOUSANDS OF OKLAHOMA LIVES AND MILLIONS OF STATE DOLLARS
October 10, 2018
Today, Tobacco Stops With Me, Oklahoma’s initiative to educate the public on the dangers of secondhand smoke and preventing tobacco use, commemorated 10 years of improving health with a landmark announcement. Together with partners from across the state, including Oklahoma State Medical Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and more than 30 other partners, Tobacco Stops With Me announced a new effort to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in our state. More

2016 smoking prevalence: 19.6%Funding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses