The report looks at how training, education and learning for consumers, health professionals and administrators to enhance participation in health care policy, planning, service delivery and evaluation can be made more effective. The resource guides, reports and issues papers that make up the Consumer Focus Collaboration (CFC)publication series have been designed to provide health care consumers, service providers and managers with ideas and information about how to work together in partnerships. The research program is set out in chapter 2 of the report and the examples of different resources and case studies of relevant education and training are set out in the separate Education and Training for Consumer Participation: Resource Guide. Chapter 3 of the report summarises what the research found and an analysis of the issues. Chapter 4 sets out principles for the future and how problems which have been identified through this project might be overcome.