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Welcome to the TDCJ Wellness Initiative Now

Wellness Initiative Now is the wellness program for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It was implemented to promote personal well-being, fitness, and nutrition for all TDCJ employees.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

According to The American Cancer Society recommends these cancer screening guidelines for most adults. Screening tests are used to find cancer before a person has any symptoms. Screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be curable. The following link below provides information on cancer screening test recommendations by age and gender. 

According to, the following information below are Recommendations for Cancer Prevention for all ages. 

  • Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. Being on the lower end of the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale has an array of health benefits.
  • Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Limit sedentary habits such as watching TV.
  • Avoid sugary drinks and consumption of energy-dense foods.
  • Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes.
  • Limit consumption of red meats such as beef, pork and lamb and avoid processed meat.
  • If consumed at all, limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Limit the intake of foods that have high sodium content.
  • Don't use supplements to protect against cancer. Supplements can cause the nutrients within the body to become unbalanced.
  • Do not use tobacco products.

After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the recommendations to help prevent chances of cancer recurrence.


Physical Activity Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new physical activity guidelines for Americans.

Commit for Life

The Human Resources Division receives a "Path for Success" award from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Balancing Work and Family

Page updated: 02/07/2018