Original ArticlesHealth, Well-being, and Health Care Access in Rural Communities Comparing Latino and Non-Latino White Low-income FamiliesCancel-Tirado, Doris I. PhD, MPH; Feeney, Sarah L. PhD; Washburn, Isaac J. PhD; Greder, Kimberly A. PhD; Sano, Yoshie PhD Author Information Division of Health and Exercise Science, Western Oregon University, Monmouth (Dr Cancel-Tirado); Family and Consumer Science, Central Washington University, Ellensburg (Dr Feeney); Human Development and Family Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (Dr Washburn); Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, Ames (Dr Greder); and Human Development, Washington State University, Vancouver (Dr Sano). Correspondence: Doris I. Cancel-Tirado, PhD, MPH, Division of Health and Exercise Science, Western Oregon University, Division of Health and Exercise Science, 345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361 ([email protected]; [email protected]). This study is based on data from the USDA Hatch-funded Multi-State Project, “Interactions of Individual, Family, Community, and Policy Contexts on the Mental and Physical Health of Diverse Rural Low Income Families,” known as NC1171 Rural Families Speak about Health. Support for this research was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Family & Community Health: April/June 2018 - Volume 41 - Issue 2 - p 73-82 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000193 Buy Metrics Abstract This study explores how low-income rural Latino children and their mothers differ from their non-Latino white counterparts in terms of health, well-being, and health care access. A subsample of non-Latino white (n = 201) and Latino (n = 157) children and their mothers was drawn from the Rural Families Speak about Health Project, a multistate, cross-sectional data set developed through mixed purposive sampling methods. Findings suggest that Latino children's families were disadvantaged in terms of child health and access to health care, whereas non-Latino white children's families were disadvantaged in terms of child behavior problems and maternal health and depression. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.