CPF Newsletter August 7
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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.
Submit a CPF Board Seat Nomination - or - Learn More
View CPF's Current Board
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.
Well-Being of Parents and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey
COVID-19 Resources
TN Dept of Health (TDH): Healthcare Providers and Laboratories Guidance
TDH: Case Reporting Guidance (Updated 8/3)
TDH: Guidance for Healthcare Providers Diagnosed with COVID-19 (Updated 7/22)
TDH: Triage and Assessment Guidance (Updated 7/22)
TDH: Lab Testing Options (Updated 7/14)
VUMC: Children and COVID-19 FAQ (Incl. Spanish, Arabic)
Tip Sheet - August
CPF compiles a monthly Tip Sheet for members that includes vaccine, coding, discount, social media, and referral resources. 

View August's Tip Sheet at the link!
CPF August Tip Sheet
Peer Questions - Remote Vaccine Temp Monitoring
This week, a CPF member asked this question of the membership:
  • How is your practice monitoring vaccine temperatures during non-business hours?
View all submitted answers to the Peer Question at the link.
CPF Peer Question Answers: Remote Vaccine Temp Monitoring
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
Rivergate Pediatrics (Goodlettsville): Full-Time Nurse
Cumberland Pediatric Associates (Lebanon): PCMH Coordinator
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CPF Virtual Education - Recent Videos
Find All CPF Education Videos HERE
"Back-to-School in a Pandemic" - Recorded July 30
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. 
Back-to-School Webinar VIDEO
Back to School Presentation Slide Deck
"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.
Addressing Racial and Social Inequality as a Pediatrician: VIDEO/AUDIO
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
Did you know? Your CPF membership comes with a free subscription to the
AAP'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
AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
AAP: Critical Updates on COVID-19
AAP: New Clinical Guidance for Children and Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

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