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.
Healthy Alternative Tidbit
When shopping, choose the reduced or low-fat version of a food if possible; and limit fast foods, chips, pastries, pies, etc.
2014 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2014 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “Getting Fit along the Road to Sochi 2014”.
July is National Eye Injury Prevention Month
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, July is officially recognized as Eye Injury Prevention month to focus on protecting your eyes in various environments. Statistics indicate that almost 70% of the 2,000 eye injuries that occur in the United States daily are the result of falling or flying objects, or sparks striking the eye.
Studies have proven that men sustain eye injuries more frequently than women and although it seems such injuries would occur more often at work, the truth is that almost 1/2 of eye injuries happen in the home. Typically home accidents occur while doing home repairs, yard work, cleaning, and cooking. Wearing protective eyewear is the best way to prevent eye injuries. The eyewear should fit properly and be consistent with standards set by the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA).
In addition to taking safety measures to avoid injuries, you should have your eyes examined regularly to ensure early detection and treatment of eye conditions and diseases. If you are between 40 and 65, you should have an eye exam every 2 to 4 years; and every 1 to 2 years if you are over age 65.
Taking a proactive approach to protecting your vision will help you in your effort to maintain healthy eyesight for a lifetime!
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