Current Activities

Patti has enjoyed over 5 years of engagement with New Zealand as they piloted PCBH in a local study and then pursued a national trail. Results suggested health equity with Māori and Pacific Islanders accessing care at the same rates as Europeans. Clinical outcomes were positive, with 74% of Māori improving as compared with 71% of the overall sample. NZ has now funded country wide deployment of Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs, aka, Behavioral Health Consultants). The new and growing workforce includes 12 in-country HIP Trainers and over 200 HIPs. Patti has also worked intensively with Children’s Wisconsin in 2021-22. They have hired, trained and deployed 20 BHCs to work in 19 pediatric clinics in 1 year!


Julie Oyemaja is the founder & Executive Director of the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute. She uses her full skill set in this work, which calls upon her to write grants and professional publications, organize, develop and facilitate intergenerational interprofessional events, as well as provide customized technical supports and services to healthcare organizations. She most enjoys bringing people together in this work to inspire creation of a diverse primary care workforce reflective all the people served and acting with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to provide whole person care.  Her mantra: We strengthen each other.

Stacy A. Ogbeide is a new MCG Group Member. Check out her bio; she is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist and Board-Certified in Obesity and Weight Management. She is an Associate Professor with the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and has a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Stacy is a powerful primary care clinician-educator, mentor, and change enthusiast.

Deepu George is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine. He is our second new MCG Group Member. Deepu leads a multi-disciplinary University wide partnership between health profession departments on a project titled PCBH PATHS (Partnerships Advancing and Transforming Health Sciences). PCBH PATHS focuses on training primary care and mental health trainees’ necessary competencies to advance PCBH in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. With PCBH PATHS, along with four mental health departments at UTRGV (Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling), he has initiated a PCBH certificate for Master’s students. Since 2022, he also leads the Fortify Resilience initiative in partnership with Tend Health to improve wellbeing of Residents and Fellows at UTRGV School of Medicine. He’s also a podcaster (as is Bridget), so listen for them on CFHA Integrated Care Podcast team.

Bridget Beachy, PsyD, is the Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington, an FQHC which houses a family medicine residency and robust BHC services in primary care.  She is a practicing BHC and an engaged faculty member who loves honing her clinical, operational and training skills in the real-world clinical setting. Dr. Beachy is an avid speaker and trainer who consults with organizations and individuals locally, nationally and internationally.

David Bauman is currently the Behavioral Health Education Director at Community Health of Central Washington, where he oversees the PCBH doctoral internship and fellowship training programs, as well as the behavioral medicine curriculum/rotation within the family medicine residency. He holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Family Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and Washington State University Medical School. He also provides consulting and technical assistance services to numerous healthcare systems around the country that focus on PCBH integration and leadership development.

Melissa continues to grow her integrated behavioral health training program and practice at HealthPoint. Additionally, she enjoys mentoring and supervising early career behavioral health providers. She continues to receive rave reviews from her consulting clients. We are particularly impressed with her work in a recent project with the National Healthcare Group of Singapore.

Jodi Polaha is a Professor in the Division of Primary Care Research in the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University, Director of the Institute for Integrated Behavioral Health in the College of Medicine, and the co-editor of the journal Families, Systems, & Health. She is active in policy/advocacy, program development, interprofessional training, and research centered on integrated care.


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The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model, as defined in the first edition, is on its way to becoming the gold standard for design and delivery of behavioral health services, the Second Edition offers new content.



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Basics of Behavior Change in Primary Care

Basics of Behavior Change in Primary Care

Emerging policy changes are encouraging adoption of a team-based approach to healthcare, yet most healthcare professionals receive little training in how to practice integrated care. Basics of Behavioral Health in Primary Care is a playbook for mental health and medical professionals to share in addressing behavioral health concerns in primary care. Concise and practical, this clinically-focused book addresses the needs of a diverse group of healthcare providers, as well as students preparing for careers in the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare.



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The Primary Care Behavioral Health
Tool Kit

Over the past 25 years, Mountainview has worked to develop materials that support implementation of primary care behavioral Health Services. This Tool Kit includes a manual that defines the mission and goals of services, the roles and responsibilities of primary care mental health team members, a program evaluation matrix and many clinical practice support documents.

Lots of start up materials


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Real Behavior Change In Primary Care

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[/twocol_one_last]Real Behavior Change in Primary Care offers ten-minute interventions that PCPs and nurses can use to help patients change unworkable and unhealthy behaviors.

Bonus chapters, Patient and Provider Tools


Fact: Focused Acceptance and Committment Therapy

Patti is now offering training program on using Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that you can take with your colleagues from the convenience of your homes or places of work. It involves a mix of pre-reading materials, live group discussions, periods of skill practice and case consultations. She will work with you to tailor the program to meet the unique learning needs of your group. Contact: Patti@mtnviewconsulting.com

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