This session will address the current trends of health care and the issues that the CHC of 2025 may face. Will risk-based contracts be the norm? Will collaboration with hospitals or other health care providers be financially significant to the bottom line? What will compliance look like in 2025? Understanding that some variables are unknown, what financial and operational decisions should be considered to strengthen financial metrics, improve operating performance, and reduce risk? What resources, both financial and human, will be needed to meet the challenges of the future? Special consideration will be given to best practices in the strategic planning process to help CHCs financially prepare for providing primary and preventative health care in the future.