New moms getting neighborhood help to combat infant mortality in Columbus

The CelebrateOne Connector Corps training program — a partnership between Columbus Public Health and the United Health Foundation that’s funded by a $1.7 million grant from the latter — aims to certify 72 community health workers over the next three years.

Those workers will be placed in temporary, part-time jobs with local agencies to connect new mothers, pregnant women and women of childbearing age to health and community services.