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Definition of "underserved" []

  • Underresourced, not having sufficient service. (adjective)
  • In regard to health services, refers to populations which are disadvantaged because of ability to pay, ability to access care, ability to access comprehensive healthcare, or other disparities for reasons of race, religion, language group or social status. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of underserve. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "underserved" in a sentence
  • "You know, one of the big missions of the Elton John AIDS Foundation is to focus on programs that help what he calls the underserved prisoners, even prostitutes."
  • "What happened is, you know, I was a certified financial planner, had an MBA, was working with the really super wealthy, then come back to work with what I call the underserved market."
  • "Developers want the $1.2 million project to be a youth league haven for what they call the underserved southern section of the Dallas-Fort Worth area."