TSET: Creating a State of Health in Oklahoma

Due to weather-related power outages, TSET offices are closed Friday. If you’re trying to reach a member of the staff, please email them. If you have an immediate need, please call Julie Bisbee, Director of Public Information and Outreach, at 405-301-3693. 

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

TSET BOARD RENEWS FUNDS FOR THE TSET CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM AT THE STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER
March 28, 2017
The TSET Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to renew a $5.5 million annual grant to the Stephenson Cancer Center for the next five years to support the TSET Cancer Research Program. The grant will continue to support the cancer center’s efforts to earn National Cancer Institute designation, provide cutting-edge treatment and support research for adult and pediatric cancers in Oklahoma. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY DISTRICT INCENTIVE GRANT
March 28, 2017
The TSET Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a $3,000 incentive grant award to Colcord Public Schools as part of the TSET Healthy Schools Incentive Grant Program. The district plans on using the funds to improve the safety of the student pick-up area, sidewalk repair and to add fencing and an entrance gate. More

$166,000 IN HEALTHY INCENTIVE GRANTS AWARDED TO COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS IN MUSKOGEE COUNTY
March 10, 2017
Eight communities and two school districts were honored on Friday for their efforts to improve health and quality of life in their communities. In total, the communities and schools received $166,000 in TSET Healthy Incentive Grant funds for local projects to improve health. More

 JENKS SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
February 10, 2017
Two Jenks elementary schools were honored Friday for their efforts to promote health for students, teachers and staff. Jenks East and Jenks West elementary schools were both recognized for adopting healthy policies and putting them into practice. Both schools received a Healthy School Incentive Grant from TSET. Jenks West is now the second school to meet criteria for a “3-star school” within the incentive grant program. More

ZANEIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
January 27, 2017
Zaneis Public School District was honored for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program. To receive the $2,625.00 incentive grant, Zaneis put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff.  The district will use grant funds to purchase PE equipment and provide staff development training. More

LONE GROVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
January 27, 2017
The Lone Grove Public School district was honored Friday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program. To receive the $5,000 incentive grant, Lone Grove Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff.  The district will use grant funds to purchase three Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) and a hydration station at the intermediate campus. More

22.2% adult smoking rateFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses