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Beggs Elementary School received a $10,000 check Thursday as part of the Healthy Schools Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

Sharon Howard, TSET Healthy Schools Program Manager, presented a plaque and big check to Principal Nancy McCune and Physical Education Program Grant Director Michelle Camacho at the school’s playground. The Beggs School used its TSET incentive grant to pay for playground equipment and improvements. School fundraisers and the Creek Nation also raised money for the playground.

TSET offers incentive grants to eligible communities that have met criteria established for the program such as tobacco-free policies, availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, and increasing opportunities for residents to become more physically active.

To be eligible to apply communities must first have been recognized through the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program, a partnership between the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the State Chamber and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Oklahoma City, OK (March 29, 2016) – An evaluation of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s community-based grants and public health education programs show measurable progress in changing the health behaviors of Oklahomans. These programs work to prevent and reduce tobacco use, educate on the dangers of secondhand smoke and encourage Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free.

The TSET Board of Directors has enhanced its commitment to recruiting physicians to rural areas in Oklahoma, as part of its mission to improve the health of all Oklahomans. By helping to ensure access to physicians, rural Oklahomans will be receiving the important preventive health screenings and treatment resources they need, and receiving them closer to home. 

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 8, 2016) – TSET offers incentive grants to eligible communities that have met criteria established for the program such as tobacco-free policies, availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, and increasing opportunities for residents to become more physically active. 

To be eligible to apply communities must first have been recognized through the Certified Healthy Oklahoma program, a partnership between the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the State Chamber and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Whitney Dinger, Public Information and Outreach Specialist

Whitney Dinger
Public Information Officer
405-521-4959
whitneyd@tset.ok.gov