A two-year partnership between the town, the Municipality of Cumberland and three local committees that work to attract and retain health care professionals for the Cumberland region was approved by the Amherst town council.

The partnership will result in the creation of a Community Navigator, whose main role will be working to attract and retain physicians and other healthcare professions to the area.

The navigator will work closely with the Cumberland Physician Recruitment Committee, Cumberland Physician Retention and Appreciation Committee and the Cumberland Health Professionals Recruitment and Retention Committee.

Funding for the position, estimated to be $100,000 per year, is being shared on a 50-50 basis between the town and the Municipality of Cumberland.

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