Healthy Cleveland: HPV and Vaccinations

TV20’s Leah Haslage sits down with the Director of the Office of Cancer Disparities Research, CWRU Dr. Monica Webb Hooper PhD, and the Director of Public Health for the City of Cleveland to discuss the risks factors of HPV, or human papillomavirus, and some preventive measures to take to protect yourself and your loved ones.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) according to the CDC.

About 79 million Americans are now infected with HPV. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that most sexually active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. (Center for Disease Control).

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New Pre-Trial Risk Assessment Tool for Cleveland Municipal Court

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 a press conference was held to announce a new partnership between the Cleveland Municipal Court and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF).

An evidence based pre-trial risk assessment will be implemented into the Cleveland Municipal Court system as a result of this new partnership.

The tool will help judges to determine whether a defendant is a risk to the community and ought to be detained prior to their trial, or if the defendant is safe to release.

Click the link below for more information and to view the entire press conference.