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

MCALESTER, KREBS PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVE TSET HEALTHY INCENTIVE GRANTS
October 8, 2019
Krebs Public Schools received a $15,000 incentive grant and is installing a walking track for students, staff and community use. McAlester Public Schools used their $30,000 grant as matching funds for a new KaBOOM! playground at Parker Intermediate Center. The district is also using funds for employee wellness initiatives, a school garden and Let’s Play curriculum & materials. More

MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES $15,000 FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OF STUDENTS, FACULTY AND COMMUNITY
October 2, 2019
The Oklahoma City elementary school received $15,000 through the TSET Healthy Incentive Program for school. The school used the funds to purchase a mobile Action Based Learning Lab, staff development training, PE equipment and a two-year subscription to an online classroom physical activity program. More

TSET AWARDS TWO MCCURTAIN COUNTY TOWNS WITH HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAM GRANTS
September 19, 2019
TSET recognized the Towns of Broken Bow and Valliant on Thursday for its efforts to improve the health and quality of life for people in the community. City officials in Broken Bow will use the funds to build a splash pad in their community. Valliant will use the funds to build a walking trail. More

TSET AWARDS THE TOWN OF POCOLA A $36,000 HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAM GRANT
September 19, 2019
TSET recognized the Town of Pocola on Thursday for its efforts to improve the health and quality of life people in the community. Town officials will use the funds to purchase playground equipment, wayfinding signage and a pavilion for their local community. More

TSET AWARDS THE CITY OF MUSKOGEE A $70,000 HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAM GRANT
September 19, 2019
TSET recognized the City of Muskogee on Thursday for its efforts to improve the health and quality of life people in the community. More

TSET AWARDS $13,500 GRANT TO DAHLONEGAH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS EQUIPMENT
September 18, 2019
TSET recognized the Dahlonegah Public School District on Wednesday for their efforts to encourage healthy habits in students, faculty and the community. The school chose to use the funds to purchase active classroom equipment, PE equipment, health assessment devices and activity monitors for students. More

Because of TSET, Oklahoma smoking rates have dropped 10x faster than similar states.

2017 Smoking Prevalence

Funding 3 medical research centers in OklahomaObesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses