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.
2015 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2015 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “From Touchdown to the World Series”.
May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun, tanning booths and sunlamps is the main cause.
The most dangerous type of skin cancer is melanoma. These tumors often resemble moles and some melanoma develop from moles. Most are black or brown but can also be skin-colored, pink, red, purple, blue or white. If treated early, melanoma is almost always curable but if not, it can spread to other parts of the body where it can become fatal.
It is very important to check your own skin, preferably once a month. You should know the pattern of moles, blemishes, freckles, and other marks on your skin so if anything changes you will notice. For more instructions on how to perform a thorough self-exam, go to http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/early-detection/step-by-step-self-examination.
Skin cancer can almost always be cured if it is found and treated early. Here are a few ideas to help prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage:
- Check your skin regularly for changes
Spread the word about skin cancer and educate yourself and others! You could be instrumental in saving your own life and the life of others.
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