un·​der·​served | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsərvd How to pronounce underserved (audio) \

Definition of underserved

: provided with inadequate service

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Increase Medicaid reimbursement rates in underserved areas. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Here's how Pete Buttigieg would improve rural health care," 9 Aug. 2019 Hollister Ranch also has historically invited disabled veterans and other underserved groups to visit its beaches in a safe and secure environment, attorneys said. Rosanna Xia, latimes.com, "Soon you can visit this pristine California beach — if you're a nearby landowner, on a guided tour or willing to paddle 2 miles," 22 May 2018 Free art classes, which are offered in conjunction with community partners, are available throughout the county and focus on underserved groups. Martina Schimitschek, sandiegouniontribune.com, "The New Children’s Museum celebrates its 10th year downtown," 3 May 2018 In a statement at the time, Pai said his support for the merger rested on two key principles: The US taking leadership in 5G technology and improving internet access in rural and underserved areas. Brian Fung, CNN, "T-Mobile's mega-merger with Sprint can move forward, Justice Department says," 26 July 2019 The evening raised more than $100,000 for the organization, which provides summer tennis camp programs for underserved teens in Boston, New York, New Haven, and the Albany region. Loren King, BostonGlobe.com, "Patrick McEnroe supports P-Town tennis gala and cheers on wife, singer Melissa Errico, at Art House," 22 July 2019 Sophia for being bold enough to demand justice for the underserved. oregonlive.com, "And just like that, our week in Corvallis has come to an end (but I don’t want it to)," 20 July 2019 The University of Maryland already has a program that immerses first-year medical students in health care in rural and underserved areas. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "University of Maryland School of Medicine set to train more doctors for rural areas," 18 July 2019 The Soccer Foundation’s goal is to encourage interest in soccer through pickup games, as well as organized youth soccer programs, especially in low-income and underserved areas. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Minnesota United-branded futsal court replaces basketball at West 7th park," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of underserved

1710, in the meaning defined above

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