CPF Board Election - Call for Nominees!
2 Community-Based Seats Open
The Cumberland Pediatric Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors that are elected based on a vote by the full CPF membership. Board members serve 3-year terms, during which they are asked to help guide the Foundation in its overall direction and programming. The CPF Board meets quarterly and several Board members are involved in ancillary committees.
The CPF Board has 8 voting members - (4) Community-based pediatricians, and (4) Vanderbilt-based representatives. This year, there are (2) Community-based seats open, as current CPF Board members Dr. Mike Ladd of Green Hills Pediatric Associates and outgoing President Dr. Deepak Mehrotra are finishing their terms.
If you are interested in running for a CPF Board seat, or would like to nominate a colleague for a Board seat - or if you would just like to learn more about the responsibilities of the role, please email us using the link below!
To be eligible for a CPF Community Board seat, you must be a CPF member and practicing (MD) community pediatrician.
Well-Being of Parents and Children During COVID-19 - Mental Health Concerns
Dr. Stephen Patrick, Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, is the lead author, along with several other VUMC colleagues, on an upcoming article in the AAP's Pediatrics journal titled "Well-Being of Parents and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey."
Among other findings, the survey results found that since March 2020, 27% of parents reported worsening mental health and 14% reported worsening behavioral health for their children.
View the pre-publication release of the article at the link.
Dr. Kathy Edwards, the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Dr. Ritu Banerjee, Director of Clinical Services in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at VUMC, led a webinar presentation discussing local epidemiology of COVID-19 and the efforts to allow children to safely return to school.
"Addressing Racial and Social Inequality as a Pediatrician" - Recorded July 23
Dr. Arie Nettles, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, moderated a panel discussion on strategies pediatricians can use to address racial and social inequality. Find the video and audio at the link.
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
Did you know? Your CPF membership comes with a free subscription to theAAP's Point-of-Care Solutions, giving you easy access to well-care guides, patient education, pediatric coding, RedBook Online, and much more!
Use CPF's log-in to access (use the institutional log-in at top right corner of Point-of-Care home page): Username: cumberland Password: Cpf2017