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

HENRYETTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
September 12, 2016
The Henryetta Public School district was presented with a $5,000 check Monday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). To receive the incentive grant, Henryetta Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
September 8, 2016
The TSET Board of Directors is currently seeking applicants for the interim executive director position. View the job posting and application information to learn more about the position. More

MAJOR PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH
August 26, 2016
A major investment supporting childhood cancer research and treatment will benefit Oklahoma children and move the Stephenson Cancer Center closer to achieving National Cancer Institute designation.  A funding partnership announced Friday between the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, Stephenson Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will enhance Stephenson Cancer Center’s commitment to cancer research and care to Oklahomans of all ages. More

BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION FROM BOARD COMMITTEE
August 25, 2016
The Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust on Friday will receive a recommendation from a board committee to initiate a new search for the trust’s next executive director. The committee, consisting of TSET board members Jim Gebhart, Casey Killblane and Don Millican, will recommend the board move forward with modified criteria to hire an interim executive director with potential for the position to turn into a permanent directorship. More

SHAPE YOUR FUTURE ENCOURAGES OKLAHOMANS TO RETHINK YOUR DRINK
July 13, 2016
Shape Your Future is an ongoing statewide health initiative supported by the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). The overall goal of the Shape Your Future public education intervention is to encourage Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free, as Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 among states for rates of tobacco use and obesity. More

21.1% smoking prevalenceFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses