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Our History

We've gotten it done there.
Now let's get it done here.

The Rouse Foundation was officially launched in 2013 by Dr. Charlie Rouse and his wife Mrs. Deidre Rouse. The mission of the Foundation is to provide support to impoverished and disadvantaged communities and persons in the United States and around the world. The Foundation strives to accomplish its goals through education, prevention, and treatment. It also sponsors medical mission trips that have assisted impoverished communities in Mexico, Zambia, Honduras and Nevis.

Our signature educational program is the Mini-Chefs Academy, providing hands-on demonstrations of how to prepare healthy meals. We hope to create positive behavioral change by promoting healthy eating habits in elementary school aged children. Graduates of the program will be able to take their knowledge home and hopefully affect change in their own homes and neighborhoods.

The Rouse Foundation offers volunteer opportunities for students, medical professionals and citizens who are interested in making a difference in communities that have the most need at home and abroad.


The mission of the Rouse Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of individuals, with emphasis on underserved and impoverished communities, locally and abroad, through a network of healthcare providers, supplies, financial assistance, clean water and quality food.


Our primary focus areas are:

  • Access to Healthcare

  • Preventative and Educational Programs

  • Medical Mission Trips

  • Research and Development

  • Scholarships/Grant


The Rouse Foundation was founded on the belief of Dr. Charlie Rouse that every person has an obligation to help others rooted in the biblical verse Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, he have done it unto me.”


For 20 years, Dr. Rouse, West Georgia Cardiology and now the Rouse Foundation have been committed to providing assistance to impoverished communities in and outside the United States. In addition to local community outreach, we have supported medical mission trips around the world. Our outreach efforts include Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, and Nevis.

The goals of the medical missions are:​

  • Provide quality care are to those living in impoverished communities

  • Assist with efforts to provide medical relief to victims of disaster as needed

  • Offer licensed healthcare providers and other individuals with volunteerism opportunities to participate in humanitarian outreach

  • Give exposure to common chronic and unusual disease of emerging importance to global public health

  • Facilitate a global perspective of health, disease and healthcare delivery systems

  • Increase exposure of medicine beyond the United States

  • Improve cultural sensitivity and communication skills which are international specific 

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