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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.

Employees are granted eight hours of administrative leave, for one annual yearly physical.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is natural to wonder what may cause breast cancer, but there is no known cause.  However, what is known is that breast cancer is the result of damage to a cell’s DNA.
The National Breast Cancer website,, provides several facts about breast cancer in women and men.

The following are seven facts concerning breast cancer in the United States:

  • the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women;
  • is diagnosed on average every two minutes;
  • one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime;
  • the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women;
  • even though it is rare, it is estimated that 2,470 men will be diagnosed and approximately 460 will die each year;
  • it is estimated that over 252,710 women will be diagnosed and more than 40,500 will die each year, and;
  • there are over 3.3 million survivors today.

Early detection is the key!
The 5-year relative breast cancer survival rate for a localized diagnosis (meaning the cancer cells have not spread beyond the organ where they began to grow) is 99% in the United States.

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

Page updated: 10/02/2019