Haircuts & Heartbeats: Build Health in the Barbershop
Dr. Travis Batts was a dynamic presence at the Haircuts & Heartbeats Event, an integral part of House of Styles Barbershop’s 2023 Customer Appreciation Day. Collaborating with distinguished guests like Macedonia Mission Baptist Church Health Care Ministry, The Mission Kitchen, and the Batts Media Group, Dr. Batts lent his expertise as a cardiologist to create a truly impactful event.
At the heart of the event was the essence of customer appreciation, a sentiment that resonated throughout the day. Attendees were treated to an array of offerings, including complimentary back-to-school kits, delectable food, engaging games, and valuable health screenings. Dr. Batts played a pivotal role in aligning these offerings with a critical health message.
Dr. Batts shed light on the importance of emergency response, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the effective use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Through his signature program, “Everyone Can Assist” (E.C.A.), he empowered attendees with the knowledge and skills to make a life-saving impact during emergencies.
The inspiration for this event stemmed from the groundbreaking Barbershop Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018. This pivotal study highlighted the significant reduction in blood pressure among black male barbershop patrons through health promotion efforts by barbers, coupled with medication management by specialty-trained pharmacists.
Dr. Travis Batts’ participation in the Haircuts & Heartbeats Event added a layer of expertise and purpose. His insights into emergency response, coupled with the collaborative efforts of all participants, exemplified the power of community and health consciousness. The Batts Media Group’s coverage captured these meaningful moments, immortalizing an event that not only appreciated customers but also demonstrated the potential of partnerships in promoting health and well-being.