The TSET Better Health Podcast
#21: Storytelling Saves Lives: The TSET Health Communication Team

#21: Storytelling Saves Lives: The TSET Health Communication Team

November 30, 2021

Storytelling is a central tenet of impacting human behavior and generating real social change. That's why the TSET Health Communication (HC) team is an important part of executing the agency's mission. But creating messages that resonate is no easy task. Hear from three special guests about the logic, strategies, and execution of TSET's award-winning HC team: Renee Nolen Rosencrans of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Smoking and Health shares her expertise on why health-focused messaging campaigns are critical to changing and understanding poor health behaviors; Sjonna Paulson, TSET HC Director, shares the history, evolution and strategies behind our work in HC; and Laura Beebe, an epidemiologist with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center who works closely with TSET as an evaluator to ensure that our messages are effective, shares interesting results from some of our most impactful public health campaigns.

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#20: A Life-Saving Partnership: Stephenson Cancer Center & TSET Phase 1 Clinical Trials

#20: A Life-Saving Partnership: Stephenson Cancer Center & TSET Phase 1 Clinical Trials

October 28, 2021

In this episode, listeners meet William Poole, who was diagnosed with cancer and given less than a year to live in 2012. After numerous surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, he had exhausted all options. But when he discovered the TSET Phase 1 Clinical Trials program at Stephenson Cancer Center, everything changed.

The Stephenson Cancer Center and TSET have a longstanding partnership with benefits that improve the health of Oklahomans. SCC Executive Director Robert Mannel explains how the SCC has become one of the most innovative and prestigious cancer treatment centers in the country.

Dr. Susanna Ulahannan, associate director of the TSET Phase 1 Clinical Trials Program under SCC, shares what sets the program apart from other approaches and why patients like William Poole inspire her passion to continue. SCC and the clinical trials program save lives not just for Oklahomans, but cancer sufferers all across the country.

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#19: OML, Incentive Grants and Environmental Impact on Health

#19: OML, Incentive Grants and Environmental Impact on Health

September 30, 2021
Join the TSET Better Health Podcast team for an inside look at the annual Oklahoma Municipal League conference and how TSET grants benefit cities and schools. Since 2012, TSET has awarded Healthy Incentive Grants to more than 130 cities and towns and to numerous school sites and districts, and every grant creates healthier local environments – as determined by local residents and officials. This episode tells more about the grants that any qualifying school or community in Oklahoma can apply for, and how Healthy Community and School Incentive Grants have benefited the students, staff and community of Granite Schools and the residents of Boley and Muldrow.
 
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#18: Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research

#18: Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research

August 26, 2021

Explore the exciting world of stem cell research with Courtney Griffin, Ph.D., Scientific Director at the Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research. This innovative approach to regenerative care shows promise in areas across the medical spectrum from blindness to COVID-19. Join your hosts and TSET Executive Director Julie Bisbee to learn about this state-of-the-art research facility right here in Oklahoma that is helping TSET fulfill its mission.

#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.

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