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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.

For a list of Expert Panel Members, click here.

Expert Panel Goals, click here.

Annotated Bibliography, updated 2018, click here.

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

If you are a researcher or funder and would like more information on how you can participate in the Respite Research Consortium, please contact ARCH.  

Panel members: To access call recordings and materials for review, click here  

(To access, please log in with your email address. For log-in password, contact



Lifespan Respite

Technical Assistance Center

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

4016 Oxford Street

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-2084

This project is supported, in part by grant number 90LT0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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