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OKLAHOMA CITY (August 19, 2015) – The Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Investors has preliminarily certified $42.8 million in earnings for use in the coming year to fund prevention and reduction of tobacco use and other health issues, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced today.

Oklahoma City (Aug. 18, 2015) -- Teacher pay in Oklahoma is a critical issue. No one disputes that. Oklahoma’s poor health status and the burden this places on our schools, businesses, families, and our economy are also critically important. Ultimately we can't find ourselves pitting these critical issues against each other.

Half of Oklahoma adults are not eating fruit daily, and about a quarter of Oklahomans don’t eat a single vegetable daily. Local community gardens are one way that community groups are hoping to bring more options to the diet of local residents.

Through incentive and community-based grants, TSET is partnering to help create community gardens. Guthrie, Okmulgee and Muskogee are just a few of the places that offer community gardens.

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 30, 2015) - Two TSET grants to the Oklahoma Hospital Association are working to improve the health of Oklahomans by working in hospitals and clinics to create a culture of wellness through lasting changes that will reduce tobacco use by employees, patients and family members, emphasis healthy food choices and increase physical activity.

Ardmore, Okla.  (May 19, 2015)– School officials from Ardmore were recognized Tuesday for their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of students, faculty and staff at Ardmore City Schools. Ardmore School District received a $10,000 grant as part of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s Healthy School District Incentive Grant program.

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Julie Bisbee

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