The TSET Better Health Podcast
#17: YAHL: Youth Action for Health Leadership

#17: YAHL: Youth Action for Health Leadership

July 30, 2021

The Youth Action for Health Leadership, part of TSET's Healthy Youth Initiative, inspires and incentivizes young people to become advocates for public health. Jessica Davis, TSET Assistant Director of Programs, and Caryle Hausbeck, Senior Program Manager at Rescue Agency, give us an inside look at this innovative approach to youth engagement and generational impact.

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#16: Food Equity: Grocery Stores and Double Up Oklahoma

#16: Food Equity: Grocery Stores and Double Up Oklahoma

June 29, 2021

Join the Better Health podcast team and special guests for a discussion on systemic causes and effects of poor nutrition in Oklahoma and some partnerships that are addressing it. Marc Jones, CEO of Homeland Acquisition Corporation, and Richard Comeau with Hunger Free Oklahoma break down the realities of food insecurity and what the Double Up Oklahoma program is doing to help. Jonathan Veal with RestoreOKC introduces listeners to a new grocery store in northeast Oklahoma City, Market at Eastpoint, and the importance of providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables to this food desert. Tune in to find out how you can work with local leaders to improve your community’s access to healthy foods.

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#15: The Power of Prevention with Dr. Steven Schroeder

#15: The Power of Prevention with Dr. Steven Schroeder

June 4, 2021

TSET welcomes its first national guest and public health powerhouse, Dr. Steven A. Schroeder, to discuss the importance of prevention and why it should be a priority in Oklahoma and the United States. Dr. Schroeder wrote the 2007 Shattuck Lecture "We Can Do Better," a landmark report on the status of health and mortality in America. His findings suggest that despite high health care spending and standards, the United States ranks poorly in health rankings compared to the rest of the world. Where trauma care and disease treatment are critical components of health and medicine, prevention efforts save money, health and lives. Bruce Benjamin, Vice-Chair of the TSET Board of Directors, and Julie Bisbee, TSET Executive Director, share how TSET's recent foray into youth prevention efforts is helping to create a healthier Oklahoma for generations to come.

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#14: Resilience in Action: Fighting Food Insecurity in Rural Oklahoma

#14: Resilience in Action: Fighting Food Insecurity in Rural Oklahoma

May 6, 2021

Food insecurity in Oklahoma was higher than the national average before the pandemic. Since then, the need for food access has only increased, especially in rural areas and smaller cities in Oklahoma. This episode highlights a few inspiring stories from recipients of the 2020 TSET Food Systems Impact Grants. These projects make a little go a long way:

  • RSVP of Enid, a multifaceted food and services resource center for seniors, expanded their operation to provide necessary assistance to local seniors as they age in place.
  • In Laverne, Oklahoma, Collective Roots formed as a food security cooperative to connect local farmers and food producers with consumers in a rural area with limited food access.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ottawa County tripled the number of meals they serve to meet the needs of children and families during the pandemic.

Learn about the resilience of rural Oklahoma in this month’s episode of the TSET Better Health Podcast.

TSET is participating in a virtual panel discussion on food insecurity and Oklahoma's children on May 11th. Find more information and RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/136987258438502

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#13: A Lesson in Better Health Education

#13: A Lesson in Better Health Education

March 26, 2021

Public health advocates have identified a root cause of many health issues plaguing Oklahomans: insufficient health education in public schools. In this episode, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Healthy Schools OK Executive Director Lindsi Lemons, and new TSET Program Officer Laura Matlock provide their expert opinions and on-the-ground perspectives about what it will take to improve health education in Oklahoma. Join your hosts James and Cate to find out what a comprehensive health education program entails, the status of this effort right now, and how it affects Oklahomans.

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#12: Swap Up! A New Look At Teen Health

#12: Swap Up! A New Look At Teen Health

March 2, 2021

Swap Up is an exciting new statewide education campaign from the TSET Healthy Youth Initiative. Focused on youth nutrition and obesity prevention, Swap Up is collaboration between TSET and Rescue Agency and is tailored to the specific health needs of Oklahomans 13-18. Join James and Cate as they pull back the curtain on this groundbreaking campaign as it positions itself to help build a brighter future for Oklahoma youth. Hear from guests Julie Bisbee, TSET Executive Director; Jeff Jordan, Rescue Agency founder; and Kelly Day, Rescue Agency Senior Creative Director. Music licensed through PremiumBeat. Transcript and music credits available at tset.ok.gov/podcast.

#11: Preemption: Big Tobacco’s Political Play

#11: Preemption: Big Tobacco’s Political Play

January 22, 2021

What is Big Tobacco’s influence in our government? Public health policy experts Sarah Rivin with the American Heart Association and Doug Matheny with the TSET Health Promotion Research Center join hosts James and Cate to discuss preemption, Big Tobacco lobbying, and vaping regulation. 

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#10: Happy Healthy Holidays!

#10: Happy Healthy Holidays!

December 21, 2020

Seasons greetings from TSET! This month, James and Cate spread holiday cheer with guests Jae Morrison and Valarie Carter. Jae Morrison, an obesity prevention specialist for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, talks about ways to stay physically active during the winter season and best practices for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. Valarie Carter, chef and culinary medicine instructor for the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, shares what culinary medicine is, which ingredients are best to use for the season, and a couple of healthy and tasty holiday recipes. From TSET, have a happy and healthy holiday!

#09: Youth Vaping and the Great American Smokeout

#09: Youth Vaping and the Great American Smokeout

November 19, 2020
In honor of the Great American Smokeout, a national holiday to encourage tobacco cessation for one day, James and Cate explore the current state of youth vaping with advocates and professionals alike. Hear conversations with Rescue founder Jeff Jordan and Tulsa Public Schools physical education coordinator Jen Sanders about the myths, facts, figures and advice for youth vaping. Paola Klein of the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline describes the tools and strategies that allows OTH to be so successful. Later, TSET Executive Director Julie Bisbee joins in to celebrate the 20th anniversary of TSET’s creation and youth vaping has made TSET’s mission more important than ever.
#08: TSET Research Impact

#08: TSET Research Impact

October 22, 2020

In addition to funding grants that transform schools and communities, TSET plays a big role in advancing cutting-edge scientific research in Oklahoma. Directors from Stephenson Cancer Center, Health Promotion Research Center and Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research share the work they do to save lives and improve health statewide.

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