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.
2016 Chairman's Fitness Challenge
View additional information about the 2016 Chairman's Fitness Challenge for TDCJ and Windham employees, “One Step at a time…Stay Focused”.
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. To date, 121,177 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.”
Why be a donor?
- Because you may save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue donation.
- Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss.
- Unfortunately, thousands die every year waiting for a donor organ that never comes.
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!
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