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

TSET WELCOMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOHN WOODS
December 2, 2016
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) welcomes its new Executive Director John Woods this week. Woods succeeds TSET’s founding Executive Director, Tracey Strader who will continue to work for TSET to assist in the transition until her retirement in January. More

TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ENDOWMENT TRUST ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM RFP FOR ADAIR COUNTY
November 14, 2016
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) is announcing the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for TSET Healthy Living program serving Adair County. The grant program encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco-free, where we live, work, learn, and play. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES THE HIRING OF JOHN WOODS AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
November 3, 2016
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors on Thursday announced that John Woods has accepted the board’s offer of employment for a permanent executive director position. The board unanimously agreed to extend the offer to Woods at their quarterly board meeting on Thursday. Woods has been hired to lead TSET following the retirement of the current executive director Tracey Strader later this year. Woods, of Norman, has extensive experience in public affairs, policy and business. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS $21,000 IN HEALTHY SCHOOLS INCENTIVE GRANTS
November 3, 2016
The TSET Board of Directors approved $21,000 in grants to three school districts and three school sites through the TSET Healthy Schools Incentive Grant program on Thursday at its quarterly board meeting. Grants are awarded to schools that have implemented key strategies to increase healthy opportunities for employees and students. More

CITY OF YUKON AWARDED $92,000 HEALTHY COMMUNITY INCENTIVE GRANT
October 14, 2016
The City of Yukon on Friday was honored by representatives from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) who recognized city officials and local partners for their commitment to improving the health and quality of life in their community. The City of Yukon was awarded its second Healthy Communities Incentive grant of $92,000 for achieving the Silver and Gold levels, which includes adopting policies and strategies that promote health and quality of life. More

21.1% smoking prevalenceFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses