Groundwork set in Franklin County infant-mortality fight

The phone started ringing in January, and it hasn’t really stopped. More pregnant women are calling for help every day.

That’s exactly what Isi Ikharebha wants to hear.

“We want us to be the last call that they make,” said Ikharebha, the executive director of Physicians CareConnection, which oversees StepOne, a new service that connects pregnant women to prenatal care.