The TSET Healthy Living Program consists of grants to 50 organizations working in 63 counties to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity, the primary causes of Oklahoma’s top killers-cancer and cardiovascular disease. Half of all cancers are caused by obesity and other lifestyle choices.
Using a comprehensive approach, grantees work with businesses, city governments, community organization and schools to create meaningful opportunities to encourage Oklahomans to eat better, move more and be tobacco free.
The TSET Healthy Living Grant Program supports the prevention and reduction of tobacco use and obesity in an effort to lessen the burden of unhealthy behaviors before they take root. A strong emphasis on reducing these risk factors will save lives and save money.
Examples of TSET Healthy Living Program Strategies:
- Working to ensure tobacco-free properties, and promoting the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline for those who want to quit tobacco.
- Facilitating school, business, and community gardens, food pantries, and farmers markets to create opportunities for healthy eating.
- Assisting with agreements between schools and community groups to open the school grounds for physical activities outside of the school day.
- Engaging schools and child care organizations to support tobacco-free lifestyles, and to teach in active classrooms that improve academic achievement.
- Improving the nutritional value and appeal of school and worksite food preparation and offerings.
- Providing guidance to grocery and small food stores on stocking healthy foods and creating healthy checkout aisles to encourage shoppers to choose healthy options.
- Working with cities and governments on a variety of zoning ordinances, urban design, and transportation strategies that encourage active living for people of all ages and abilities.
Local Businesses Working with CAN
- Welch State Bank
- Regent Bank
- Arvest Bank
- First Baptist Church South Coffeyville
- First Church of God Nowata
- A-Z Learning Tree
- Nowata County Dept. of Human Services
- Nowata Public Schools
- South Coffeyville Public Schools
- Oklahoma Union Public Schools
- The City of South Coffeyville
- The City of Nowata
- The Boys and Girls Club of Nowata