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 EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH OSU MEDICAL AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT RURAL MEDICAL RESIDENCIES
July 19, 2019
The TSET Board of Directors voted on Friday to expand its partnership with the Oklahoma State University Medical Authority to support the launch of medical residency training programs in Enid. More

TSET HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES NOW OPEN
July 1, 2019
TSET Board of Directors awarded $1.9 million in grants to 54 school districts and school sites and 33 communities in fiscal year 2019. The incentive program promotes partnerships at the local level to improve health and support healthy behaviors in schools and communities. The TSET Healthy Incentive Program for schools and communities is now open for fiscal year 2020. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FORMER TSET DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND OUTREACH NAMED TOP EXECUTIVE

March 29, 2019
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Julie Bisbee, former Director of Public Information and Outreach, as the agency’s new executive director. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXTENDS OFFER TO CANDIDATE TO LEAD ORGANIZATION AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
March 28, 2019
The TSET Board of Directors has selected a top candidate for the Executive Director position today after interviewing the leading three contenders for the job during executive session at their regular board meeting. 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