Jaclyn Cosgrove
Local News Medical and Health Reporter

Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics.

She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma.

Jaclyn is a recipient of the 2015-16 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. Jaclyn’s project is focused on low-income, uninsured Oklahomans diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders. She is also a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.


  • Soni Parsons, Giving more than thanks

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Counselor helps homeless people.

  • Oklahoma's youth drug overdose death rate has tripled over the past decade

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Thu, Nov 19, 2015

    Oklahoma had the 14th highest rate of youth drug overdose deaths in the nation from 2011 to 2013, with a rate of nine deaths per 100,000 youth, ages 12 to 25, according to a report released Thursday. Meanwhile, the national rate was seven deaths per 100,000. Additionally, Oklahoma was one of 12 states that saw its youth drug overdose death rate triple over the past 10 years. The increase in youth drug overdose deaths is largely tied to increases in prescription drug misuse and the related doubling in heroin use by 18- to 25-year-olds in the past 10 years, according to the report from Trust for America's Health. An estimated 45 percent of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription

  • Oklahoma hospital fights Blue Cross over insurance contract

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove The Oklahoman Staff Reports | Updated: Sun, Nov 8, 2015

    Bristow Medical Center opened the Center for Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Excellence in Jenks in July, but is unable to accept Blue Cross patients because the insurer has so far denied the hospital a contract.




Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 4:52 PM Oklahoma County jail not set up for mental health patients, experts say https://t.co/C3BG9QVMEc
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 4:00 PM RT @ONR: Friday at 7 pm: state revenue, #Medicaidmatters, David Hall, @JournalRecord, steamship, arts in education. https://t.co/fQfJUwl4OR
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 1:44 PM RT @ZivaBranstetter: I'm a plaintiff along with @tulsaworld. Thanks to @rcfp we aren't giving up the fight for the public's right to know.h
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 1:32 PM @SilasAllen1 I can now confirm: It is a baby.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 1:20 PM There is either a child or baby goat near the newsroom. Really rooting for baby goat.
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 11:08 AM “They will eat it. They will slowly kill it." #QuotesWithoutContextAreFun https://t.co/xLkcPGqyCO
Jaclyn Cosgrove Today at 10:08 AM Student explores Mike Gorman's legacy, @TheOklahoman journalist who investigated conditions in psychiatric hospitals https://t.co/IAwrmRVKP3
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 05 2016 09:44:27 AM CST At a glance: Understanding Medicaid https://t.co/8HtIjzImBD #MedicaidMatters
Jaclyn Cosgrove Thu, May. 05 2016 09:35:17 AM CST Vaccine bill wasn't likely to boost clarity for Oklahoma parents https://t.co/Flfdow10w8
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 04:53:56 PM CST .@oksoonercare ending Planned Parenthood contracts https://t.co/Hogbu1vZEn
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 04:51:22 PM CST .@MaryFallin endorses Trump's presidential bid, welcomes VP talk https://t.co/mkuS5MXr3O
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 04:45:19 PM CST RT @briOKC: Here I am live walking through the Route 66 tunnel for @NewsOK https://t.co/RGog29Up8v
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 04:43:55 PM CST RT @briOKC: This is the old SunTide Inn next door. It was also once a Women's prison https://t.co/hURaD3Tenk
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 03:48:13 PM CST The people of Oklahoma, and the stories they tell https://t.co/OEGi1Xvhbu
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 03:15:06 PM CST RT @WILLIAMCRUM: Emergency responders use naloxone to save 42 Oklahomans from drug overdose; from @jaclyncosgrove. #OKC https://t.co/1AMfXP…
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 02:38:32 PM CST Free medical care available at upcoming Durant event https://t.co/EujWafkAtx https://t.co/oarf6Z09uU
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 02:30:09 PM CST @thricesavage Prom pic. https://t.co/ZjKyB3ZJru
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 12:45:21 PM CST Emergency responders use naloxone to save 42 Oklahomans from drug overdose https://t.co/CfQEzIgd4z
Jaclyn Cosgrove Wed, May. 04 2016 11:54:30 AM CST @briOKC Woot! Woot! Have yourself a drink in the gayborhood.

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