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We noted in Chapter 6 the potential for focus groups to be used within participatory research projects, where they can be part of the process of ‘co-production’. If you want to find out more about this way of using groups in research to engage with and partner with communities, a good case study is from Maia Ingram and Lucy Murrieta, who describe their experiences of working with Community Health Workers in a project about improving mental health on the US/Mexico border – a project that emerged from a partnership between a community clinic and an academic institution: