Dr. Yolanda Cares Foundation

Why Dr. Yolanda Cares

The COVID-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on our communities of color, but heart disease remains the number one killer of Black men, women, and children of all ages in America.  Dr. Yolanda Cares Foundation, through education and awareness, helps people in the community recognize heart disease symptoms and encourages lifestyle activities. Our goal is to help mitigate the adverse effects of heart disease and improve the lives of vulnerable families nationwide.

About The Foundation

Dr. Yolanda Cares Foundation (DYCF) is a non-profit (501c3) organization that provides health information, awareness and advocacy initiatives focused on reducing health disparities in at-risk communities in America and the African diaspora including, but not limited to, the Caribbean Islands and countries on the African continent. Our Mission is to eradicate inequalities of health in communities limited by poverty, race, gender, age, sexual orientation or religion which are burdened by the lack of funding, supplies, and services through efforts to provide corporate health education and resource.

About Dr. Yolanda

In her role as a global health advocate, Dr. Yolanda Lewis-Ragland serves as the Medical Director of Healthy Encores, Inc., leading a medical team to conduct annual health events in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  As a delegate of American-Jamaican Link, she provides pediatric care in rural communities for international medical missions in Jamaica and West Africa.   She received her medical training at Howard University College of Medicine and is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine.  Dr. Yolanda has worked as a community pediatrician in Southeast DC (one of the most impoverished areas of the District of Columbia) for Children’s National Medical Center for more than 17 years.  She is a champion for health equity and raises awareness to address poor health outcomes due to chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, repetitive traumatic stress and heart disease.  

6th Annual Heart to Heart
Red Carpet Affair



It’s our 6th Anniversary & we’re back for another epic Red Carpet Affair! Come out for this free community event with food, fun, and prizes!!!

This event is held during National Heart Awareness month to provide health resources, to educate the community on hearth health and to honor/support families that have been directly impacted by heart disease.  We look forward to seeing all of you at the event this year.


Interested in sponsoring this event to support heart health?  Learn more about heart health sponsorship opportunities.