Created by voters in 2000, TSET is an endowment trust established with payments from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between 46 states and the tobacco industry. Funds are invested by a Board
of Investors and only the earnings from those investments are used by a Board of Directors to support
efforts to improve the health of Oklahomans.
TSET has focused funding on reducing Oklahoman’s leading causes of preventable death, tobacco use and obesity, in order to reduce cancer and cardiovascular disease. As a grant-making state agency, TSET funds prevention, research and emerging opportunities to improve the health of every Oklahoman.
The Mayes County HOPE Coalition was awarded the TSET grant in 2015 and as a result the TSET Healthy Living Program was established. The Healthy Living Program focuses it's efforts on policy work to establish and improve tobacco free environments, physical activity, and access to proper nutrition within four Mayes County sectors: Businesses, Schools, Local Governments, and Community Institutions and Churches.
We do this in many ways...
Educating the Community:
2018 MayCo Fit Business Conference engages community leaders.
Sometimes we start with our youngest!
Writing Policy and Ordinances
Advantage Testing signs a model tobacco free policy.
David Fleming of Locust Grove Veterinary Clinic & owner of Slackers Fitness, accepts tobacco free signage.
Chouteau Family Pharmacy Tobacco free policy.
The City of Langley implements a tobacco free policy for city property.
Promoting the Oklahoma Healthy Certified Program
In 2017, Mayes County celebrated
16 Business, 23 Schools, 4 Towns, and 4 Churches, as Certified Healthy Oklahoma recipients.
For more information on the program, contact Leslie Considine at 918-373-8207
Promoting "Great Health" Through Events
The Healthy Living Program has been promoting the statewide "Rethink Your Drink" campaign as often as possible. They took their samples of fruit infused water to various events like 3rd Thursday and HOPE Night.