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
Move more! Sedentary people burn about one-third less calories per day. Take every opportunity to move. Small movements will add up over time to lots of calories.
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”.
December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Drunk and drugged driving cause tragic accidents and deaths every day. According to statistics, in 2010, more than 10,000 people were killed in alcohol related deaths in the United States. Drugs other than alcohol are responsible for about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths each year.
Drinking and driving do not mix. A person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is a measure of the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood and is based on weight, gender and how many drinks a person has consumed over a certain period of time. This measurement is used to determine a person’s degree of intoxication. Although 0.08 BAC is the legal limit, lower levels can impair a person’s reaction time when driving. Drugs (even prescription drugs) can also impair perception, judgment, motor skills, and memory.
There are good choices a person can make!
- Don’t take illegal drugs.
- If you are at a party, designate a driver - someone who agrees to remain alcohol free – to drive you home.
- If you cannot find a designated driver, call a cab to take you home.
- If you are taking prescription medicines that impair your ability to drive, don’t drive. If you absolutely must get on the road, have someone drive you.
- Don’t let your friends drive impaired. Take their keys away!
When you drive drunk or drugged, you not only endanger yourself, you also jeopardize the safety of those riding with you and others on the road. Follow these simple rules and have a safe and happy holiday season.
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