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The TSET Better Health Podcast
26 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
#15: The Power of Prevention with Dr. Steven Schroeder
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 oe 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. All music licensed through PremiumBeat. Full transcripts with credits available at tset.ok.gov/podcast.
41 minutes | May 6, 2021
#14: Resilience in Action: Fighting Food Insecurity in Rural Oklahoma
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 All music was acquired through PremiumBeat or a public CC-By license. Song credits and full attributions are available in the episode transcription.
27 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
#13: A Lesson in Better Health Education
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. Music licensed through PremiumBeat. Transcript and music credits available at tset.ok.gov/podcast.
23 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
#12: Swap Up! A New Look At Teen Health
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.
20 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
#11: Preemption: Big Tobacco's Political Play
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. (Music: “Hoist”, “Space”, “Scramby Eggs”, “Sheffield Hall”, and “A Perceptible Shift” by Andy G. Cohen, released under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC By) license)
22 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
#10: Happy Healthy Holidays!
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!
53 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
#09: Youth Vaping and the Great American Smokeout
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.
39 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
#08: TSET Research Impact
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.
55 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
#07: Free Resources for Hunger and COVID-19
School is back in session, and times are tough for all of us. This episode of the TSET Better Health Podcast provides listeners with informative interviews and lists of resources for those affected by food insecurity and COVID-19. Representatives from the Regional Food Bank and Hunger Free Oklahoma share the wide array of resources available to struggling Oklahomans, including senior meal boxes, prescriptions, food pantries, and more. Carrie Slatton-Hodges of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services details all the services the agency provides in the age of COVID-19. Additionally, TSET’s own Health Communication Manager Kelli Brodersen shares exciting developments in TSET’s new healthy youth and food access initiatives.
49 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
#06: TSET Community Impact
The TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) and its coordinators have transformed communities across Oklahoma. Join James and Cate as they travel the state to share first-person perspectives of these grant-funded initiatives:Muskogee has used the TSET HLP to implement vast changes from complete streets, childhood nutrition, community gardens and wellness in the workplace. The coordinator in Newkirk helped city leaders and advocates secure a large grant to connect the community through safe sidewalks. Cleveland County has made immense progress in increasing nutritional food access in rural areas, which not only improves the health of residents but also supports local farmers and the economy. Prague Elementary School has reimagined what education can be with the help of TSET HLP coordinators by incorporating physical activity into the learning process.TSET HLP coordinators work with community leaders to implement strategic projects that create generational change. Tune in to learn more about TSET’s impact on the lives of everyday Oklahomans.
49 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
#05: Improving Medical Access in Rural Oklahoma
James and Cate head to McAlester to take a look at rural health care and the importance of the TSET-funded Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) during COVID-19. Janie Thompson, PMTC executive director, and Michelle Mabray, physician recruiter at McAlester Regional Health Center, discuss how PMTC incentivizes physicians to practice at rural hospitals through medical student loan debt forgiveness. David Keith, CEO of McAlester Regional Health Center provides a bird’s-eye view of the state of rural health care in Oklahoma during the pandemic and the crucial services his facility provides. Dr. Kamron Torbati, an award-winning PMTC physician, tells his story from life in California to the Marines and what brought him to McAlester. Music by Reverend Gary Davis, Doctor Turtle and Jason Shaw (1, 2), available at FreeMusicArchive.org.
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
#04: Farmers Markets and Summer Nutrition
Better Health is bringing healthy, local food to you in this episode. Your hosts James and Cate explore the sights, sounds and people at the Scissortail Park Farmers Market, have an informative conversation with Abbey Owens, Meredith Scott and Jade Owen of the Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education (ONIE) Project, and dive into the story of Shelby Sieg, chef at Lua Mediterranean and Bottle Shop and a featured chef with Shape Your Future. Tune in to learn more about local farmers markets and the importance of nutritional food for the body and soul. Find your local farmers market at ShapeYourFutureOK.com. Mediterranean music: Yerbaguena by Gnawledge
51 minutes | May 15, 2020
#03: Role Modeling and No Menthol Sunday
Sunday, May 17, is No Menthol Sunday, a day for churches in the African American community to shine a light on the insidious nature of menthol and targeted tobacco advertising. Dr. Adam Alexander of the OU Health Sciences Center shares the latest research on the appeal and dangers of menthol, and Theodore Noel of Guiding Right shares the influential work of the organization and the importance of community outreach. Then firefighter and former smoker Shaun Pryor shares his experience with the tobacco helpline and the power of positive role modeling.
61 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
#02: Better Health During COVID-19
James and Cate discuss important ways to stay physically and mentally healthy while practicing social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Jennifer Goodrich, licensed professional counselor and CEO of Pivot: A Turning Point for Youth, provides valuable insights and useful tips for nurturing your mental health and keeping perspective during unusual and traumatic times. Then, Melissa Oishi, RD/LD, Pediatric Dietitian at OU Physicians, explains the importance of keeping a well-balanced diet and best practices for safe and efficient grocery shopping. Your hosts provide a plethora of valuable resources for quitting tobacco, meal planning, exercising at home, finding food, accessing state resources, homeschooling and more. Links and resources: Coronavirus helpline: 211 or 877-215-8336OK Coronavirus Center - coronavirus updates and resourcesOK COVID-19 Resources - state guidance and resources OK Tobacco Helpline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) - free supply and coaching to quit smoking/vaping/tobacco useSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746Shape Your Future - helpful guides for exercise and nutritionYMCA free online workouts NY Times article on meditationNews 9 list of public schools providing free foodOK Regional Food Bank - help getting food and prescriptionsOETA distance learning programsOK State Dept. of Education resources and guidance
33 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
#01: Tobacco 21
Health communication consultant James Tyree and intern Cate Howell co-host this episode about Tobacco 21, the new federal law restricting sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21. After taking a look at the research behind how and why the law originated, Cate shares an interview with Dr. Amy Cohn of the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center. Dr. Cohn explains why this is the first step toward a broader movement in limiting tobacco use and how it affects youth and young adults. Then, James shares a conversation he had with Nancy Packwood, owner of Norman convenient store Alameda Market and Tackle, who discusses her perspective on how the new law has affected her business and why she supports it. Cate closes out the episode by sharing how and why she came up with the TSET podcast and how the TSET team hopes our listeners will benefit from it.
1 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Announcing the TSET Better Health Podcast
Welcome to the TSET Better Health Podcast! Executive director Julie Bisbee and host James Tyree share information about TSET's mission and what to expect from the podcast moving forward. Join us for Better Lives and Better Health!
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