TSET

Healthy Living Program

Half of all cancers are caused by obesity and tobacco use. Oklahoma has some of the highest rates of tobacco use and obesity in the nation. The TSET Healthy Living Program works to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease by preventing and reducing tobacco use and obesity on a local level. We proudly serve all of Rogers County, actively engaging in Catoosa, Chelsea, Claremore, Foyil, Inola, Oologah, Talala and Verdigris.  

We work with businesses, city governments, community organizations and schools to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.  

The TSET Healthy Living Grant Program seeks to lessen the burden of unhealthy behaviors before they take root. Reducing the risk factors of tobacco use and obesity will save lives and money. Designed with input from former TSET grantees, partner organizations and nationally recognized experts, the TSET Healthy Living Program is in its second five-year grant cycle.

TSET Programs

TSET Healthy Living Program Strategies

  • Work to ensure tobacco-free properties and promote the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline for those who want to quit tobacco. 
  • Facilitate school, business, and community gardens, food pantries, and farmers markets to create opportunities for healthy eating. 
  • Assist with agreements between schools and community groups to open the school grounds for physical activity outside of the school day. 
  • Engage schools and child care organizations to support tobacco-free lifestyles and to teach in active classrooms that improve academic achievement. 
  • Improve the nutritional value and appeal of school and worksite food preparation and offerings. In one program, a chef teaches cafeteria workers how to make and market healthy, appealing meals that meet nutritional standards. 
  • Provide guidance to grocery and small food stores on stocking healthy foods and creating healthy checkout aisles to encourage shoppers to choose healthy options. 
  • Work 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.

Get Involved

The TSET Healthy Living Program works with businesses, city governments, community organizations and schools to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.  Through community partnership, we actively engage and work collaboratively throughout Rogers County. We are always seeking partnerships to gain invaluable insight into the ways that we can
better serve our community.  The Be Well Rogers County Collaborative Group is a group that works collectively “to positively impact health outcomes in Rogers County by providing equal opportunities for active lifestyles, healthy food access and tobacco-free environments.”

We are always seeking partnerships to gain invaluable insight into the ways that we can better serve our community.  The Be Well Rogers County Collaborative Group is a group that works collectively “to positively impact health outcomes in Rogers County by providing equal opportunities for active lifestyles, healthy food access and tobacco-free environments.”   

The TSET Healthy Living Program serving Rogers County

The team has divided the district to better serve the area. For community-specific requests, please, contact the following:

Amber Brassfield, TSET HLP Assistant Coordinator 

Amber.B@volunteersforyouth.com

Lindsey Martin, TSET HLP Program Coordinator

lindsey.m@volunteersforyouth.com

Whitney Owens, TSET HLP Assistant Coordinator

Whitney.O@volunteersforyouth.com

Be Well Rogers County Collaborative Group

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