TSET offices are closed Monday Feb. 18 in observance of the state holiday.

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 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH PRODUCES QUALITY CANDIDATES
February 12, 2019
The application period for the TSET Executive Director position closed on February 11 with 67 candidates applying for the job. The TSET executive search committee will now begin reviewing applicants for consideration before the full board in March. More

JOIN OUR TEAM: HEALTH COMMUNICATION MANAGER – POSITION DESCRIPTION
February 11, 2019
The Health Communication Manager is primarily responsible for assisting with public relations and marketing strategy development and oversight with an emphasis on project planning, development, implementation and evaluation of statewide comprehensive program marketing components. More

JOIN OUR TEAM: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER – POSITION DESCRIPTION
February 11, 2019
The Administrative Officer is assigned responsibilities which involve planning, organizing, coordinating and providing administrative services, project management, and related support to the Director of Operations. The Administrative Officer serves as agency liaison with HR, Risk Management IT, departments and to streamline agency needs under the direction of the Director of Operations. More

TSET BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
January 29, 2019
The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) has begun the search for its next executive director after John Woods departed late last year to fill the executive director of government relations position at the University of Oklahoma, announced TSET Board Chair Bruce Benjamin. 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

Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states. 2016 Smoking Prevalence: 19.6%Funding 3 medical research centers in OklahomaObesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses