bmpUnited practices healthcare advocacy through its Medical Missions & Advocacy business track. bmpUnited defines Healthcare Advocacy as the process of guiding individuals and families through complex, logical, critical steps and decisions in search of better outcomes during their most vulnerable life moments.
Healthcare Advocacy is necessary because during illness, people are often consumed by the impact of their conditions to take the required steps and make timely decisions. In some cases, people do not know the right things to do. Healthcare advocacy is essential especially in parts of the world where some doctors proceed directly to treatment and medications without explaining the diagnosis and treatment options to the patient.