CPF Newsletter July 17
Coronavirus Resources for Providers and Practices
CDC: Weekly COVID Summary (Updated 7/17)
NIH: Latest Coronavirus Research and Resources
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Portal (Deadline 7/20)
TN Dept of Health: COVID-19
TDH COVID-19 Dashboard
TDH: Lab Testing Options (Updated 7/14)
TN Healthcare Providers and Laboratories Guidance
TN Dept of Health - Friday NOON Weekly Webinars
TN Immunization Summit (Aug. 21)
Peer Question: Nebulizer Treatments?
CPF Peer Question asked this week:
  • What is your office doing if a patient is really sick and needs a nebulizer treatment?
View All Responses to Nebulizer Treatments Question
Are you interested in asking CPF's membership about their experiences or advice on a certain question or issue? You can always submit a Peer Question. Senders of questions can stay anonymous. 

Contact CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at with any peer questions.
Submit a Peer Question
Neonatal Opioid Withdrawel Syndrome Study
Parents and children age 3 to 5 with and without prenatal exposure to opiods may be eligible to participate in a research study with the Stress and Early Adversity Lab at Vanderbilt to learn more about opioids and child development. 
Learn More: NOWS Study
Myopia Treatment Study 
The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is now enrolling patients for a new myopia treatment study. The study is testing two different strengths of microdosed atrophine eye solution for slowing the progression of myopia in healthy children. 

All study visits (including screening) are free of charge. For more information, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Lori Ann Kehler, at or the Study Coordinator, Saige Wilkins, at or 615-936-1474.
Myopia Treatment Study Overview - Parent Handout
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"Addressing Racial and Social Inequality as a Pediatrician"
July 23, 6 PM
CPF's Education Series will be presenting a panel discussion on strategies pediatricians can use to address racial and social inequality on July 23 at 6 PM. Panelists include:
  • Moderator: Dr. Arie Nettles, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Freida Outlaw, Former Assistant Commissioner in the Division of Special Populations and Minority Services, TN Dept of Health, Former Director of Meharry Youth and Wellness Center
  • Dr. Dontal Johnson, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Medicine, Meharry Medical College
  • Dr. Lee Richardson, VA Inpatient Chief Resident, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • Ingrid Cockhren, Professor of Psychology, Tennessee State University, Advisor for the Vanderbilt Translational Research Dept
  • Dr. Rob Lillard, Pediatric Associates of Franklin, CPF Medical Director
The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Racial and Social Inequality CME Webinar
"Back-to-School in a Pandemic"
July 30, 6 PM
Dr. Kathy Edwards, the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Dr. Ritu Banerjee, Associate Professor in VUMC's Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, will be leading a webinar presentation on July 30 at 6 PM discussing the efforts to allow children to safely return to school and current vaccine development progress.

The presentation is approved for CME and MOC Part 2 credit for live attendees.
Register for Back-to-School CME Webinar
CPF Career Center
CPF's Career Center for openings at member practices. If you would like to place or remove a post on the Career Center, email CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
CPF Career Center
Cumberland Pediatric Associates (Lebanon): PCMH Coordinator
TN PPE Vendor Directory
The TN Dept of Health has compiled a list of vendors that have transitioned during the COVID pandemic to offer PPE supplies. Groups are encouraged to continue to maximize PPE through normal distribution channels, but these companies can supplement. Product and pricing details included:
TN PPE Vendor Directory

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