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

Grants Manager: Position Description
December 11, 2017
The Grants Manager assists the TSET Director of Grants Management with all components of the grant making process: grants development, processing, and implementation, and monitoring of grant programs to assure regulatory compliance and progress toward objectives. 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

TSET BOARD TO CONSIDER FUNDING FOR SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
November 1, 2017
The TSET Board of Directors will consider a proposal to increase funding to health and human services agencies facing deep cuts in an effort to offset reductions that would impact vulnerable senior citizens and children in need of mental health services. TSET Board of Directors Chair Don Millican said Wednesday he will ask board members to vote on a proposal to utilize $3.08 million in endowment earnings to provide one-time funding for senior meals statewide and mental health crisis teams for children. More

BIG TOBACCO GUILTY OF LYING TO THE PUBLIC
October 3, 2017
Tobacco companies own up to deception, begin publishing corrective statements. After more than 11 years of litigation, tobacco companies found guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws, lying to the public about the dangers of smoking and marketing to children will begin publishing corrective statements next month. More

22.2% adult smoking rateFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses