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

WELLSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
August 17, 2017
Wellston Public School District was honored on Thursday for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program. To receive the $3,000 incentive grant, Wellston Public Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. More

MONROE ELEMENTARY HONORED FOR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTH
August 17, 2017
Monroe Elementary was honored Thursday for its efforts to improve health for students, teachers and staff. The Oklahoma City elementary school received $2,000 through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s Healthy Schools Incentive Grant Program. Monroe Elementary was eligible for a school site grant after the Oklahoma City Public School District approved a variety of policies and strategies to improve health and wellness at their 87 sites. More

TSET EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMENTS ON TOBACCO INDUSTRY LAWSUIT CHALLENGING CIGARETTE PRICE INCREASE
June 8, 2017
ttorneys representing two tobacco companies on Wednesday asked the Oklahoma State Supreme Court to consider the legality of a cessation policy package that includes language that keeps all state-owned and state-leased property tobacco free, encourages additional cessation strategies and increases the price of cigarettes. More

TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS HEALTHY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITIES GRANTS
May 31, 2017
The TSET Board of Directors approved 23 incentive grant awards for communities, school districts and school sites at their quarterly meeting this month. In total, $172,500 was awarded to 6 communities, 16 school districts and 1 school site as part of the TSET Healthy Communities and Healthy Schools Incentive Grant programs. More

PRAGUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH
May 19, 2017
Prague Public School District on Friday was honored for their efforts to improve health through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) Healthy School District Incentive Grant program. To receive the $5,000 incentive grant, Prague Schools put a variety of policies and strategies in place to promote health and wellness for students and staff. More

22.2% adult smoking rateFunding 3 medical research centers in Oklahoma

 

Obesity costs Oklahoma $1.72 billion in medical expenses