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”.
August is Medic Alert Awareness Month
A medical identification tag allows its wearer to be identified as a person with a medical condition that may require immediate attention. The tag may be a bracelet, necklace, or may be worn on clothing, and alerts emergency responders, health care professionals, and law enforcement officers in case the person is unable to communicate.
Serious and even fatal mistakes can be made in emergency situations if certain medical conditions are not identified with a medical ID tag. Many times such situations are not easily identified or detected. For example, a diabetic could die because he or she is thought to be intoxicated, or someone might die from a shot of penicillin if the person is unable to communicate the fact that they have an allergy to the antibiotic.
Typical conditions where a person should have a medical identification tag are those who have:
- Heart conditions
- Severe allergies
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Conditions requiring a person to take blood thinners
Don’t take a chance! If you or someone you know should be wearing a medical identification tag, go to the Medic Alert Foundations website at www.medicalert.org for more information. Your life could depend on it!
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