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BREAK Exchange Research Projects

Global Assessment of Respite Care

  • BREAK Exchange Global Assessment of Respite Care 

    The purpose of this survey is to conduct a global assessment of the state of respite care. Survey responses will be summarized and shared with respite care partners to help identify best respite care practices and opportunities for improving respite systems. Please complete the following survey by June 30, 2020 through the link below:

  • Supporting Caregivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic Survey

The BREAK Exchange recently conducted a global survey to understand the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on respite care services and identify best practices for supporting caregivers during this time. Preliminary results of the survey were shared during a BREAK Exchange Webinar on June 3, 2020.  You can view the recorded webinar here.

Project Endorsement Requests

The BREAK Exchange may endorse proposed or funded research projects upon request. Endorsement is most commonly evidenced by a letter of support. For more information, please email

Research Reports


Research Methods and Theory Development

Individual, Family and Societal Outcomes

Cost-benefit and Cost-effectiveness Research

Systems Change that Improves Respite Access

Improved Respite Provider Competence

Translate Research Findings into Best-Practice Models

Tools and Resources

If you have suggested research tools and resources or would like to share your work, please email

A Research Agenda for Respite Care >

Annotated Bibliography of Respite and Crisis Care Studies >