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
If you do not like whole wheat bread, try white whole wheat. It is made with softer wheat and has a milder taste.
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”.
April is National Donate Life Month
According to DonateLife.net, “Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation. Currently more than 120,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.”
DonoteLife.net provides the following facts about donation:
Anyone can be a potential donor regardless of age, race, or medical history.
All major religions in the United States support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love and generosity toward others.
If you are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital, the number one priority is to save your life. Organ, eye, and tissue donation can only be considered after you are deceased.
When you are on the waiting list for an organ, what really counts is the severity of your illness, time spent waiting, blood type, and other important medical information, not your financial status or celebrity status.
An open casket is possible for organ, eye and tissue donors. Through the entire donation process the body is treated with care, respect, and dignity.
There is no cost to the donor or their family for organ or tissue donation.
Although it is important to make decisions about donating organs at the end of life, it is equally important to consider donating organs and partial organs while living. Kidney donation is the most common organ donated by living donors but other organs that can be donated include a lobe of a lung, partial liver, pancreas or intestine. This type of donation takes careful consideration and typically, those considered for living donations are between the ages of 18 and 60 years of age.
Take time this month to consider becoming an organ or tissue donor. Lives will be saved because of this very important decision!
For more information, visit http://donatelife.net/understanding-donation/learn-the-facts/
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