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

TSET PARTNERSHIP WITH STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER HELPS LAND NATIONAL DESIGNATION
May 2, 2018
Stephenson Cancer Center, which has to date received more than $31 million from TSET, announced that it has achieved the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation. With this award, the Stephenson Cancer Center joins an elite group of 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers nationwide. NCI-Designated Cancer Centers represent only the top two percent of cancer centers in the United States. The Stephenson Cancer Center is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in Oklahoma.  More

LOMEGA SCHOOLS HONORED FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH
April 13, 2018
The Lomega Public School District was honored Friday by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) for efforts to improve health for students, faculty and staff. Lomega Public Schools was awarded a $3,000 incentive grant from TSET. To receive the grant, Lomega Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness.  More

OKARCHE SCHOOLS HONORED FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH
April 13, 2018
The Okarche School District was honored Friday by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) for efforts to improve the health of students, faculty and staff. Okarche Public Schools was awarded a $2,000 grant from TSET as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant Program. To receive the grant, Okarche Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness.  More

TSET BOARD RENEWS FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
March 30, 2018
The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved a grant with the state’s behavioral health system to reduce tobacco use and improve the overall health of Oklahomans seeking treatment for substance abuse. More

CIGARETTE PRICE INCREASE WILL SAVE LIVES
March 29, 2018
The price increase on cigarettes signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday will save lives, help smokers quit and keep young people from starting smoking. Fallin signed into law a $1 per cigarette pack price increase as part of a historic revenue package approved by the Legislature this week. More

TSET GETS NATIONAL AWARD FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH
March 26, 2018
TSET’s efforts to improve the health of Oklahoma children and seniors were recognized at the national SHAPE America Convention in Nashville on Friday. TSET received the W. Clyde Partin Service Award, which recognizes an organization that supports healthy lifestyles of residents in southern states.   More

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

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses