Expert Panel on Respite Research and the ARCH Respite Research Consortium

A current focus of ARCH is to collect, synthesize, disseminate and stimulate research to improve respite practice and sustainability. The Expert Panel on Respite Research, convened by ARCH in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living, is key to helping accomplish this mission by engaging experts in the field in informed discussions of current respite research and possibilities for future investigation. A final report, including a respite research agenda, was released in October 2015.

ARCH built a Respite Research Consortium to link interested researchers and funders to engage in respite research that follows the research framework developed by the Expert Panel, and to help implement the Expert Panel's research recommendations.

Research Consortium Updates

Final Report, Research Agenda for Respite Care: Deliberations of an Expert Panel of Researchers, Advocates and Funders, click here.

List of Expert Panel Members

Expert Panel Goals

Annotated Bibliography, updated 2018

Implementing the Panel's Recommendations

ARCH issued a Respite Research Prospectus to build a Respite Research Consortium to implement the Panel's Recommendations. We were assisted in publicizing this effort through a blog posted by the John A Harford Foundation, which also shared information about ARCH's efforts to implement the Panel's recommendations in a webinar for Grantmakers in Aging, "Conversations with GIA" - Family Caregiving: New Horizons for Caring Across America."

Respite Research Consortium Updates and Funding Opportunities

January 2019
October 2018

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