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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

JOINT TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS/BOARD OF INVESTORS MEETING CANCELLED
February 21, 2018
The previously scheduled meeting of the TSET Board of Directors, planned for Feb. 21, has been cancelled.  More

MEDICAL RESIDENCY PARTNERSHIP AT COMANCHE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SUCCESSFUL IN CREATING SELF-SUSTAINING RURAL PHYSICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
February 2, 2018
Representatives from OSU Center for Health Sciences, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, and Comanche County Memorial Hospital gathered at CCMH to announce a significant milestone reached by the family medicine and emergency medicine residency training programs at CCMH. Both the family medicine residency training program and the emergency medicine residency training program at CCMH are now self-sustaining programs. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITIES INCENTIVE GRANTS
January 30, 2018
The TSET Board of Directors approved 21 incentive grant awards for communities, school districts and school sites at their quarterly meeting this month. In total, $219,000 in TSET funds were awarded to 7 communities, 12 school districts and 2 school sites as part of the TSET Healthy Communities and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant to finish out the 2017 grant year. More

ENROLLMENT IN OKLAHOMA TOBACCO HELPLINE SERVICES UP 38 PERCENT AS STATE REPORTS RECORD LOW SMOKING RATE
January 22, 2018
More Oklahomans are reaching out to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline for help quitting tobacco use, making the helpline one of the top-ranked programs in the nation. The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a free service available 24/7 to Oklahomans who want help quitting tobacco, saw a 38 percent increase in the number of Oklahomans enrolling in services in 2017. More

JOHN WOODS: TOBACCO INDUSTRY GUILTY OF LYING TO PUBLIC, MUST ISSUE CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS
November 28, 2017
In 2006, tobacco companies were found guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws, lying to the public about the dangers of smoking and marketing to children. After 11 years of litigation, the companies are now forced to take action and admit their guilt in national media and on cigarette packaging. For the first time since the 1960’s tobacco companies will be airing television ads on November 26 – to admit to the American public that they lied, deceived and failed to disclose the health hazards of cigarettes and the addictiveness of nicotine. More

TSET BOARD TO FUND SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
November 14, 2017
The TSET Board of Directors voted Tuesday to provide funds for senior nutrition services at the Department of Human Services (DHS) and mobile mental health crisis teams for children through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). The Board of Directors approved a total of $3.08 million in one-time funds to maintain programs that impact senior citizens and children in need of mental health services. These one-time infusions will assist state agencies in the current fiscal year. More

2016 smoking prevalence: 19.6%Funding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses