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.
2017 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2017 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “Hit Fitness with a Haymaker, Italian Stallion Style!”.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow, jolt, or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) reports that more than 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries each year, and 1 million Americans live with TBI-related disabilities at a cost of more than $76 billion each year.
TBIs are caused by falls, car crashes, workplace accidents, assaults, and other accidents. According to the BIAA, no two brain injuries are alike, but there are many ways to reduce the chances of a TBI including:
- Wearing a seatbelt every time you are in a motor vehicle
- Buckle your child using the appropriate child safety seat for child’s age/weight
- Never drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, motorcycle, scooter, or all-terrain vehicle, playing a contact sport, using in-line skates, riding a skateboard, batting, riding a horse and skiing
If you have a senior citizen living in your home, remove tripping hazards; use nonslip mats in the bathtub and the shower; install grab bars in the bathrooms; install handrails on both sides of stairways; and improve lighting throughout your home.
If you have young children in your home, install window guards; use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs; and make sure the surface on your child’s playground is made of shock-absorbing material, such as hardwood mulch or sand.
Most TBIs are preventable, so be aware of possible hazards in your surroundings, and alleviate those hazards before someone is injured.
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