un·der·served | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd \

Definition of underserved 

: provided with inadequate service

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Fellows in the program come from rural areas, already serving medically underserved areas. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "California needs more mental health professionals – and the shortage will get worse, experts say," 11 July 2018 Robot cars could also help riders in underserved areas. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "How Driverless Cars Are Going to Change Cities," 26 June 2018 But kids in those same medically underserved areas are less likely to pursue a medical profession without help, studies show. Krista Torralva, San Antonio Express-News, "UTSA program paves way for health professionals from medically underserved communities," 15 June 2018 The other one is in Las Cruces, N.M. Both are in medically underserved areas. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Retiring CareFirst CEO Chet Burrell discusses the future of health care and insurance," 15 June 2018 That's why Esparza began building theaters in underserved areas in 2000. Russell Contreras, The Christian Science Monitor, "Latino movie producer builds theaters in low-income California towns," 4 June 2018 LA’s Department of Transportation recently placed its dockless standards on GitHub, with reporting metrics for maintenance and incentives for deploying in underserved areas. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Can dockless and station-based bike-share programs coexist?," 30 May 2018 These zones include some of the most underserved areas of the state that have the greatest potential for improvement. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Officials say fed program to 'drive much-needed capital' to projects in Aurora," 23 May 2018 These ambitious students also held a food drive and a gift drive and collected musical instruments, all to donate to underserved and needy children and families. Christina Hyder, Howard County Times, "Cast a vote for 'Newsies' and Reservoir High School [North Laurel/Savage]," 15 Feb. 2018

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1710, in the meaning defined above

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