Laura Bellis

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | OK, United States

2022 Healthy Communities Fellow


Laura Bellis is a community health access strategist and organizer who focuses on breaking down social and political resource barriers. As the Executive Director of the Take Control Initiative (TCI), the longest-running local contraceptive access program in the nation, Bellis has worked to expand access to quality care in coalition with over 200 clinic and community partners. Under her leadership, TCI has developed and scaled strategies to ensure reproductive health access in a restrictive environment, including creating a statewide data and policy collaborative, Metriarch. In March of 2020, she co-founded Save Our State: Oklahomans United, a grassroots group of over 50,000 people working on pandemic-era resources and policies, applying and evolving the tactics she utilizes in reproductive health for the Covid-19 crisis.