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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.

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. 

Jet, OK  (March 4, 2016) – The Timberlake School District was presented with a $3,000 check Friday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET).

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Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach
405-521-4992
julieb@tset.ok.gov