Jacqueline Blocker

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | OK, United States

2024 Healthy Communities Fellow


Jacqueline Blocker is a mother and lawyer with a decade of experience in legislative policy related to reproductive justice. As an Indigenous woman and descendant of the original Greenwood, a historic freedom town in Tulsa, Oklahoma, popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” due to prominent concentrations of African-American businesses. Jacqueline channels the entrepreneurial attitude of her great-grandmother into streamlining community efforts to improve maternal health outcomes and eradicate barriers to reproductive health. To this end, Jacqueline played a critical role in increasing pregnancy coverage under SoonerCare, making Oklahoma one of the first states to provide reimbursements for doula care under Medicaid. Jacqueline’s favorite part of her work is that she gets the opportunity to educate her community about the intersectionality of the issues that impact women’s health while democratizing access to resources and data.