Any hospital or associated professional group may apply, but the application must be led by at least one SCCM member. Grant recipients will be already running, or about to start, an ongoing survivor support group.
The participation of a variety of centers and formats is encouraged, but the support groups should:
- Include survivors, both patients and loved ones.
- Be open to survivors along the continuum of recovery, from ICU to years after discharge.
- Aim to develop strong survivor co-leadership, even if not initially in place.
- Build on local resources and successful models of other forms of survivor support, customized to the unique needs of ICU survivors and the local community.