SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

December 17, 2007 12:26 ET

EP Global Communications, Inc. and the U.S. Army Continue Their Partnership to Provide Education and Services to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Exceptional Family Member Program, Medical Staff and Families of Children and Adults With Special Needs

JOHNSTOWN, PA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2007) - EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: EPGL) today announced it is the recipient of an $799,000 research contract for a U.S. Army Research Project titled, the "Exceptional Family Transitional Training Program (EFTTP)," focusing on education and training in the developmental and special health care needs arena. This is a continuation of the project executed under a similar Cooperative Agreement last year and will expand the offerings to more U.S. Army EFMP families and health care professionals in calendar year 2008. EPGL is expected to deliver all services under the contract in 2008, commencing January 2008. The Company will work with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC), Installation Management Command (IMCOM), U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG), and Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) program managers and families by continuing to provide a special U.S. Army section of Exceptional Parent magazine and developing and implementing a series of eight educational DVDs and CD-ROMs for the U.S. Army on a variety of disability specific topics. It is expected that EP's strategic partner, Vemics, Inc, will assist in the development and production of these DVDs and CD-ROMs. In addition, EPGL will provide selections from the Exceptional Parent Bookstore ( to be delivered to specified U.S. Army installations libraries so that Soldiers who care for someone with a special need, and allied health care providers will have access to the most current peer-reviewed topics in disabilities, while at the same time continuing to extend this valuable information for public interest. Beginning in January 2008, EP Global will deliver up to 8,122 customized copies of its flagship publication, Exceptional Parent magazine, monthly, to the designated military installations worldwide that include the major hospitals and/or combined rehabilitation facilities. Additionally, EPGL's annual resource guide will be produced as a pocket resource guide and distributed throughout the Army installations that are receiving the monthly publication and the same resource guide will be produced electronically on the Military channel of the EP website at

The project is in response to a growing need inside the military among the many families caring for children, young adults, adults and returning Soldiers with disabilities and special health care needs. Providing this needed information to families, in partnership through EFMP managers, and health care professionals, contributes to overall unit readiness and effectiveness. Joseph M. Valenzano Jr., the President and CEO of EP Global Communications, views this venture as "a great example of civilian and military cooperation focused on an area that helps improve the quality of life for military families and those they care for -- while at the same time showcasing the dedication and commitment of the talented military physicians, EFMP managers, occupational and physical therapists and nurses who devote their energies to caring for those who have sustained significant disabilities in the defense of our freedom." It is estimated that in today's military, unit readiness entails more than just preparing Soldiers for war. Unit readiness also involves recognizing that one out of eight Soldiers are presently caring for an individual with special needs in his or her household.

Upon commencement, following a needs assessment meeting with EFTTP Advisory Group which includes representatives from FMWRC, IMCOM, and U.S. Army OTSG will ask their mutually designated representatives to implement and distribute plan goals. Up to 62 military installations worldwide will be identified as the target U.S. Army recipients of this information, and these installations will be key sites for measuring the effectiveness of this research undertaking.

About EP Global Communications, Inc.

EP Global Communications ( ("Exceptional Parent") is a 37-year-old award-winning publishing and communications company which provides practical advice and emotional support to families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs -- as well as the physicians, allied health care and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development. EP uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information via: its monthly award-winning publication, Exceptional Parent; web site (; clinical custom communications projects; the EP Library Bookstore ( of disability books, videos and tapes; live and on-line interactive CME/CEU accredited Seminars & Teleconferences on a wide range of special needs topics in the chronic long term disabilities and special needs community.

About the Exceptional Family Member Program

Army Regulation (AR) 608-75 and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management is the proponent for EFMP. The program is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to families with special needs. Soldiers on active duty enroll in the program when they have a family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

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