Every year, millions of Americans survive critical illness; but despite the efforts of their ICU, many are left with ongoing problems. The current health care system often does not meet the needs of these survivors, or their families, during their weeks to years of recovery. SCCM seeks to improve patient and family support after critical illness through the THRIVE Initiative.

To find patient and family resources provided by THRIVE, visit

The THRIVE Initiative offers the following opportunities to healthcare providers.
ICU Heroes Award
The ICU Heroes Award recognizes that patients and families are an integral part of ICU care. The ICU Heroes Award is offered to an intensive care unit patient and family, in addition to the multiprofessional team that delivered the care.

THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative
The THRIVE Peer Support Collaborative offers grants aimed at expanding an existing international network of in-person support groups linking survivors of critical illness and their families.

THRIVE Post ICU Clinic Collaborative
The THRIVE Initiative is offering up to seven, $1,000 grants aimed at fostering a network of hospitals focused on developing post ICU clinics to provide comprehensive care to ICU survivors.